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PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving


Inside the PenDance Studio



A few supplies and watercolor
books on Maureen's supply cabinet

The display hutch in our meeting room

Maureen at her work table

Maureen engraving the bases
of a pair of Waterford
marguerita glasses

Hand calligraphy designed by
Maureen and sandcarved on
a wine bottle by Don

PenDance is dedicated to providing quality calligraphy and engraving services to brides, stationers, wedding consultants, event planners, caterers, and anyone who appreciates the fine art of hand-rendered lettering. We also offer envelope printing services which provides a fast turn-around for clients who need their envelopes addressed quickly and inexpensively.

We are a family-owned and operated business that has provided professional calligraphy and engraving services to Houston area clients for over 10 years. We also receive many jobs from long-distance clients and have designed invitation ensembles and addressed envelopes and place cards for brides and stationers from around the country, including Hawaii.

I have been a full-time professional calligrapher and engraver since 2001. I added freehand engraving to my services to help brides who wanted to engrave their toasting glasses but couldn't find companies who would engrave fine crystal like Waterford. Freehand engraving is very versatile, allowing me to engrave almost anywhere on a glass or metal item where there's a smooth surface. I've even engraved short messages and Bible verses around the bases of toasting glasses.

I handle all hand calligraphy and freehand engraving services, while Don, my husband and business partner, offers his computer and artistic talents as printer and sandcarver.

My worktable is situated near my computer, so I frequently takes "ergonomic" breaks to answer emails or phone calls as they come in. Even though this can be interruptive, I know that people who contact us appreciate rapid responses to their questions or requests for quotes.

We meet with our clients during the week by appointment, sometimes in the evenings to help accommodate clients who work too far away to visit us during the day. We are happy to have clients ship us items across Houston to save driving time (and gas!), or across the country if they are not local.

After a client decides to use our services, our favorite method of communication is email, especially when we have long-distance clients. This provides both us and the client a "paper trail" of decisions that were made during the job.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to request a quote, please call us at (281) 558-7856 or submit an online quote.


Some of Maureen's pen holders
and calligraphy supplies (as well
as a few river rocks to letter on
for a change of pace)

Don preparing to sandblast a
large champagne bottle

A completed sandcarving job for
one of the opening night balls for
the Houston Grand Opera

Decanters each hand-engraved
with a single large initial
by Maureen. These were used
as bridal party gifts.

Hand-engraved ornament


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PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving retains all rights to the content of this web site, as well as all calligraphy and engraving artwork we produce on behalf of our clients. Our artwork and designs may only be used for each specific job we created them for. The client, stationer, and printer agree that our artwork will not be copied, re-engineered, re-purposed, edited to create derivative works, resold, reprinted, given away, or re-used in any way that would violate our copyright.


PenDance Calligraphy & Engraving, L.L.C.

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

Houston, TX  77079

(281) 558-7856  toll free (866) 476-6788