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. Using the same materials and techniques that have been employed by scribes for centuries, we transform your words of tribute into a work of art that will be treasured and admired for many years.
Learn With Us
For those interested in learning the craft of calligraphy and gold leaf illumination, we offer:
Workshops & Events
We offer online and in-person workshops and events.
We visit museums, libraries and art foundations within the US and abroad to view illuminated manuscripts.
Participants live as artists-in-residence with guided studio time.
About Maryanne Grebenstein
Maryanne Grebenstein is a professional calligrapher and owner of The Abbey Studio in Marblehead, MA.
She studied under Sheila Waters, Jeanyee Wong, Robert Boyajian and other notable calligraphers. She teaches workshops in calligraphy, manuscript gilding, and layout in her Marblehead studio/shop. She is a former teacher at North Bennet Street School, and a former Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts College of Art.
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What Our Clients & Customers Say
R. E., Toronto
I learned a lot in the Think Inside the Box workshop, simplified the process of my former hit-and-miss approach to design, and discovered helpful techniques to correct some bad habits. This will make working on my next piece quicker, easier and less frustrating.
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Custom, Elegant Treasures
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