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 large collection of books about both. At our studio and we also love to collect antique and vintage writing equipment. We are members of the North West Calligraphers Association 






We work and teach in our studio in Didsbury. Being a stone’s throw from the Didsbury village Metrolink station, near bus stops and next to a carpark, our studio is ideally situated. The 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 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.

Love Calligraphy, Didsbury Studio

5 Old Oak Street, Didsbury

M20 6RH



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