Claire has a year and a half of calligraphy and hand-lettering experience; and nearly 35 years of arts & crafts experience! She had worked in the corporate world for most of her adult life but 2 years ago took a leap-of-faith to follow her passions of teaching and being creative! From the moment she took her first calligraphy class, Claire knew this was exactly what she needed to be doing in life. Now, a full-time calligrapher, she resides in West Seattle with her husband and furry children, Wisco and Gordo. When she doesn’t have a pen in her hand, she has a violin instead, and teaches private violin lessons in-between client projects. Born in California and raised in Wisconsin, she’s a lover of warmth and the West Coast but also cheese, beer, and bubblers!