About Me | calligrapher, artist, teacher, cat mom.
Hi! My name is Amber John, and Ink & Matter is my custom calligraphy and design business based in Buffalo, NY. I love traveling to new places, hanging out with my fiance (Don) and cat (Luna), doing yoga in my living room, and eating homemade pizza as much as possible. I've been practicing calligraphy since around 2013. I started my business in 2015 with the idea that I would maybe sell a few things here and there, but Ink & Matter has expanded beyond anything I could've imagined. I have worked with brides, grooms, the already-married, and those who just want something unique for their home or as a gift, from around the world.
Calligraphy is natural, organic, and can be elegant or casual. I’m mostly self-taught in pointed pen calligraphy. I started by mastering Copperplate with the help of a great book and lots and lots of practice. I immediately fell in love with calligraphy and spent the next few months perfecting my own styles. Every day is an improvement. I’m constantly inspired by the world around me and always amazed with the unique nature of creating by hand. Nothing I create is ever an exact duplicate of the one before, which is why handmade creations are so special.
My goal with Ink & Matter is to make your day better than it was before, to put a smile on your face, and create a seamless, enjoyable experience. Thank you for trusting me to bring your vision to life!
I want to hear from you! Feel free to reach out and say hello.