Welcome to the Poppy Pen! My name is Allison Costlow and I am so excited to create custom pieces that bring joy to your lives!  I have a BA in Art History and Economics from Skidmore College and an MA in the History of Design and Decorative Arts from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design.  I am a member of IAMPETH (The International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting)  and the New York Society of Scribes. I have been fortunate to study with some of the most renowned calligraphers in the world including Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, former Chief Calligrapher at the White House Pat Blair, Suzanne Cunningham, Kestrel Montes, Heather Held, Mike Ward and Schin Loong among others. I live in New Canaan, CT with my husband and two sons.  We look forward to working with you to create custom pieces for every special occasion in your lives!