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Welcome to The Calligraphy Podcast, a space for calligraphers to talk about, share and grow in their art–and cultivate community along the way. Join hosts Ajab Rajvir Jandiala and Christen Turney as they delve into all things pen and ink.

The Calligraphy Podcast Christen Turney, Ajab Rajvir Jandiala

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    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

Welcome to The Calligraphy Podcast, a space for calligraphers to talk about, share and grow in their art–and cultivate community along the way. Join hosts Ajab Rajvir Jandiala and Christen Turney as they delve into all things pen and ink.

    Flourishing with Schin Loong of Open Ink Stand

    Flourishing with Schin Loong of Open Ink Stand

    Get ready to flourish! In this episode, we chat with Schin Loong, calligrapher and artist at Open Ink Stand about all things flourishing. Schin is known for her Madarasz-inspired writing and flourishing and is the author of Calligraphic Drawing. In this episode, we talk about the freedom flourishing gives and how to approach this calligraphic discipline in a digestible way – one stroke at a time!
    Follow Schin at @openinkstand on Instagram or check out her website, https://www.openinkstand.com.
     

    • 46 min
    Forever Learners

    Forever Learners

    It's summertime, which means folks are making time for calligaphy. Maybe you're headed to a calligraphy class or conference or are on a vacation and are bringing your pens along for some "me" time with pen and ink. You could also be enjoying a quiet weekend at home and are putting time aside for calligraphy. Whether you're on a plane, in a car, on a walk, or at your desk, we hope you'll have an open mind today as we talk about how to stay teachable and get the most from classes.

    • 26 min
    Grinding Sumi Ink

    Grinding Sumi Ink

    The smell of sandalwood fills the air. A gentle scraping sound is heard from the other room. Everything turns black. No, the world isn't ending. We're just over here grinding our own sumi ink!
    In this immersive episode, we talk about the various forms of sumi ink and walk you through an audio demonstration as Christen grinds her own sumi ink on an inkstone. While she grinds enough ink for a small painting or calligraphy piece, Christen and Ajab have a little "ink chat" and share about some of their favorite inks, their first inks and the other joys of writing.
    Supplies: 

    Moon Palace Sumi Ink: https://www.paperinkarts.com/moonpa.html 

    Black ink stone: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/shakyo-ken-ink-stone  

    Black ink stick: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/akanegimo-ink-stick-30210 

    Color ink sticks: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/japanese-color-ink-sticks 

    Porcelain ink stone: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/suzuri-ink-stone 

     
    Sources: 

    https://www.britannica.com/art/suiboku-ga#:~:text=suiboku%2Dga%2C%20also%20called%20Sumi,in%20the%20mid%2D14th%20century.  

    https://www.sumi-e.it/en/what-is-sumi-e/ 

    https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1903231709/#:~:text=The%20earliest%20human%2Dmade%20inksticks,Qin%20administrator%20in%20Hubei%20Province. 

    • 28 min
    Is Calligraphy Your Hobby?

    Is Calligraphy Your Hobby?

    For us (Ajab and Christen), calligraphy started out as a hobby. We know from experience, once calligraphy enters your life, it's hard to shake it! While both of us now work as professional calligraphers, we know how important it is to maintain that spirit of curosity, practice and joy in writing. In this episode, we talk about how calligraphy might play a role for hobbyists and professionals alike. We hope it inspires you to find new ways to practice and play with your script.
    Follow us on Instagram at @thecalligraphypodcast
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    • 29 min
    The Calligraphy Podcast Season 4: Coming Soon!

    The Calligraphy Podcast Season 4: Coming Soon!

    Get ready for an all new season of The Calligraphy Podcast. Starting May 15, we will release one episode per month.
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast app and follow us on Instagram @thecalligraphypodcast.

    • 32 sec
    Brush Calligraphy

    Brush Calligraphy

    From the large tips on the Tombow dual pens to small point of a Pentel Brush Sign Pen, we're talking all things brush calligraphy.
    Detailed show notes to come.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

RebbRom ,

Love

So informative

Cortni Hensley ,

Thank you!!

I am late to this podcast but have been binging since I found it in December 2022. I only have a few episodes left before the end. I hope there are plans to bring back the podcast!! This is a wonderful podcast full of information, inspiration and entertainment! Thank you Christen and Ajab for sharing your experience and expertise!

K-Künstler ,

Wonderful!

Thank you! I started calligraphy two years ago and felt lost in the beginning because I could not find anyone local. Kind of like being a bee without a hive until I found this and it has helped answer many questions for me as I grow in calligraphy. Keep inspiring!

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