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.
services turned into a part-time vocation while she was
working full-time as a technical writer and information architect.
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
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.
Arts Review featured Maureen's pointed pen motifs in their Summer
2005 wedding issue.
of her calligraphy and engraving were featured in the 2004 issue of Weddings
in Houston magazine.
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
- 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
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
Hand-engraved Remy Martin Extra