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About the Artist - Maureen Vickery

Calligrapher & Freehand Engraver


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Maureen Vickery, Calligrapher & EngraverHouston calligrapher Maureen Vickery has been involved in the calligraphic arts since she was 11 years old, when her mom bought Maureen her first calligraphy book (she still owns this book plus hundreds of others!). After taking private calligraphy lessons in 1991 to address her own wedding invitations, Maureen soon received requests from her friends to address their invitations as well.

Maureen's calligraphy services turned into a part-time vocation while she was working full-time as a technical writer and information architect. In 2001, the demands for her calligraphy services increased to the point where Maureen was able to happily exit corporate America and begin working full-time as a calligrapher and engraver. Maureen's husband Don joined PenDance soon after and now handles the computer calligraphy and sandcarving services.

Maureen regularly attends calligraphy workshops and conferences, studying with nationally-and internationally-renowned calligraphy instructors to expand her lettering skills as well as network with other professional calligraphers from Houston and around the country.

PenDance is currently listed on the vendor list for The Houstonian and in Houston's Paper City Magazine's Blue Book. Corporate clients include Jackson and Co., Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Coty, Clarins, and the Houston Grand Opera.


Letter Arts Review featured Maureen's pointed pen motifs in their Summer 2005 wedding issue.

Samples of her calligraphy and engraving were featured in the 2004 issue of Weddings in Houston magazine. 

Etching Pillar Candles by Maureen Vickery

Maureen also wrote Etching a Path with Pillar Candles and Painted Glass that was published in the September/October 2002 issue of Expression magazine.

Maureen's calligraphy was featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Brides Houston magazine.


  • Houston Calligraphy Guild
  • IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting)
  • Alliance of Certified Engravers (ACE)

ACE is a professional association of freehand engravers who provide high quality engraving services to department stores, specialty gift shops, wineries, country clubs, corporate and individual clients. Other ACE Engravers are located in Detroit, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Engraving Events

Maureen works in department stores prior to Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Christmas, hand-engraving names, monograms, and custom messages on fragrance bottles and makeup compacts.

Examples of custom messages
on a compact and fragrance

Remy Martin Extra hand engraved by Maureen Vickery

Hand-engraved Remy Martin Extra

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PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving, L.L.C.

14027 Memorial Drive #198 (this is our UPS store address, NOT our home studio address)

Houston, TX  77079

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