John and Catherine Allison founded Pencraft in 1978 in Killarney, Co. Kerry. Catherine trained in Roehampton University, London. She has over 40 years of experience and is well known for her calligraphy skills having done many commissions.
Pencraft design has appealed to many generations of people at home and abroad. Each calligraphic artwork appeals to the senses visually and also to the mind and spirit through everyday beauty and wisdom of life.
Both John and Catherine are in their 70’s and have handed over the creative mantle of Pencraft to Anne and Daithi. This is an artistic challenge to explore how calligraphy artwork relates to contemporary Ireland and the world around us.