(c)  Sarah Cramer Shields  for New City Arts Initiative.

(c) Sarah Cramer Shields for New City Arts Initiative.

I'm Abby Farson Pratt, and I am a Charlottesville, Virginia–based lettering artist.

I love working with local artists and clients, but I've also enjoyed creating projects for people around the world.

I have been practicing calligraphy since I was young. My mother started me on the Italic Handwriting Series when I was in elementary school, and I have been studying the art of beautiful handwriting ever since.

I live in Charlottesville with my husband, musician Guion Pratt, and our two German shepherds, Pyrrha and Eden. When I'm not in the calligraphy studio, I work as a copy editor.

Let me know how I can help meet your fine lettering needs!

What's up with the name? 

 blue·stock·ing: A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.

I have always been an avid reader, and my calligraphy practice reflects my literary leanings.

Send me an email, and let's start talking!