About us


We are Rosana Ibarrola and Alejandra Gonaldi: calligraphers, graphic designers, close friends and, in Rosana's case, an established artist and painter (see her work at Rosana's website). Even though, we both were born in the same sunny city in Argentina, Posadas, our paths just crossed some five years ago in rainy Manchester. Soon acquaintance developed into friendship and friendship into a business partnership as we share a passion for calligraphy and teaching.

We are passionate about Traditional and Modern Calligraphy and we keep a quite large library about these at our studio and we also love to collect antique and vintage writing equipment. We are members of the North West Calligraphers Association and The Writing Equipment Society



Our ample experience in graphic design and teaching, makes us the perfect facilitator to teach you Traditional and Modern Calligraphy while seeing your work as a whole artistic expression.

Our portfolio includes among others:

  • commissions for TV and films period dramas ( more information)
  • wedding invitations and stationery
  • school workshops

If you want to know more about our work please contact us.

OUR STUDIO (new address)

We work and teach in our new studio in Didsbury. At a stone throw of the Didsbury village Metrolink station, bus stops and next to a carpark, our studio is ideally situated. The new address is 5 Old Oak Street, M20 6RH; and we will be very happy to welcome you to any of our courses, workshops or just for a chat and a cuppa!


Our calligraphy studio has been featured on Messenger Newspaper and Didsbury Magazine. You can read their articles here and here.

Love Calligraphy, Didsbury Studio

5 Old Oak Street, Didsbury

M20 6RH



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