Meet Corinna

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 Whether it’s a weddings, anniversary or that certain religious family milestone event coming up (Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmations, Christening) or you wish to give a unique, one-of-a-kind hand rendered piece of fine art – a unique creation – like a poem, crest or haiku or perhaps it’s a corporate event, a fundraiser or holiday greetings – Calligraphy by Corinna does it all … and more.

Corinna Taylor has been producing exquisite fine art calligraphy for more than thirty years.  Her expertise includes engrossing certificates, social correspondence (invitations and such), manuscript books and ketubahs.

She is proficient in a full range of scribal skills, including gilding, illumination, and quill cutting, as well as making ink.

Corinna’s extensive skill and knowledge of historical styles and techniques, including gilding and vellum has won her the highest recognition from the Chicago Calligraphy Collective.  She was the Purchase Prize winner for her work  “Voices of Innocence” which gathered the top honor at the 19th Annual Juried Show.

She has been an active member of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective since 1984, and writes the “Technical Forum” for their Newsletter. Some of her articles have also been reprinted in Bound and Lettered.

Two of her pieces have been included in Letter Arts Review.

Corinna’s original career was in theater, and she has a BFA and MFA in stage design and costume emphasis.  As a result, she also has a strong interest in historical styles and often does extensive research for details when creating illustrations.

In the Society for Creative Anachronism she was awarded the Order of the Laurel for her skills in illumination, costuming and bagpiping.

Ms. Taylor’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Fine Art from Carnegie-Mellon University (Carnegie Tech); a Master of Fine Art from Brandeis University as well as a diploma from the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, PA.  She continues to study with the Chicago Calligraphy Collective and has studied with noted Calligraphic artists including Reggie Ezell.