Transforming words into works of art

About The Abbey Studio

Established in 1982, The Abbey Studio is a professional calligraphy & design studio located in the Old Town area of Marblehead, Massachusetts. No matter where you’re located, we can create captivating custom artwork for delivery worldwide. 

Personal Gifts & Invitations

The Abbey Studio creates hand-lettered gifts for any kind of special occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, a birth, a thank you, memorials, retirement, even a marriage proposal! All our gifts are custom designed to fit the occasion. Visit our shop in Old Town Marblehead for ideas—we’re happy to help!

Corporate & University Awards

When it is time to recognize individuals within your organization or university, show them you mean it by presenting an award they will treasure. At The Abbey Studio, we create tribute awards, honorary degrees, and certificates that you will be proud to present and your recipient will be honored to receive.

Workshops, Events & Trips

The Abbey Studio offers workshops and events in calligraphy and related arts. We also offer guided group educational trips within the U.S. and abroad.

Corporate & University Awards

When it is time to recognize individuals within your organization or university, show them you mean it by presenting an award they will treasure. At The Abbey Studio, we create tribute awards, honorary degrees, and certificates that you will be proud to present and your recipient will be honored to receive.

Classes, Trips & Workshops

The Abbey Studio offers classes and workshops in calligraphy and related arts. We also offer guided group educational trips within the U.S. and abroad.

Give The Perfect Gift

Custom, Elegant Treasures

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Complete our gift assist questionnaire, and our team will prepare a personalized recommendation for a one-of-a-kind gift that will be custom, unique, and thoughtful.

You can also contact us by phone (781.740.9000) or email to discuss.

Featured Products

Whether you’re looking for a personalized gift, to treat yourself to a book on calligraphy, or the perfect calligraphy supplies for a friend, we have you covered.

The World of Calligraphy

Learn about the world of calligraphy, bookbinding, manuscripts, and illustration – including tips, tricks, history, and more.
Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

I was asked recently by a local church to create a piece for their retiring organist. Here’s how I approached creating this lyrical piece.

Eight Ways to Stay Happy and Busy During Social Distancing

Eight Ways to Stay Happy and Busy During Social Distancing

We’ve all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us are really feeling the cabin fever. So we’ve compiled a list of eight calligraphic things you can do to help you stay entertained and feed your interest in calligraphy.

A Different Kind of Lettering Project

A Different Kind of Lettering Project

A typical calligraphy project for me consists of using a dip pen with ink and writing on high-quality art paper or calfskin vellum. But recently a job came my way utilizing completely different materials.

What Our Clients Say

“We can’t even explain how huge of a blessing Maryanne was to us. Her art perfectly tied together the “feel” we were going for and certainly set the tone for our wedding. Thank you so much, Maryanne!”

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions