Books and Publications

Selected publications (see also the What's New page for more recent articles in periodicals:

The Art of Calligraphy and Lettering by Cari Ferraro, John Stevens, Eugene Metcalf and Arthur Newhall, published by Walter Foster, Inc., 144 pages, 2011. My basic calligraphy and illumination instruction, along with advanced lettering instruction by John Stevens, and some older alphabet styles by the other authors.

Discover Calligraphy and Illumination by Cari Ferraro, published by Walter Foster, Inc., 40 pages, 2006. An instruction book and kit, includes tools and materials to do the projects shown in the book.

Beginner's Guide: Calligraphy and Illumination by Cari Ferraro, published by Walter Foster, Inc., 32 pages, 2007. Oversize workbook include the same material as the book above, but sold separately as a book only.

Sage Woman Issue 71, Winter 2006-2007 (the "Joy" issue)
Includes a review of my work, primarily a review of my book The First Writing, it also covers some of my other work, and kindly includes my website in the title of the review (though there is an erroneous website,, printed in the body of the article). I'm very pleased to be recognized by this publication of the Goddess community, which has done so much to nourish my creativity and provide inspiration for my work.

Letter Arts Review Volume 20, Number 3, 2006
The fine art magazine for the lettering arts
Annual Review 2005,
A page spread from The Charge of the Goddess was juried in to this competition.

Ampersand thumbnailAmpersand Volume 23, Number 4, Summer 2006
The quarterly journal of the Pacific Center for the Books Arts
A profile article about my work, and calligraphic manuscript books in general, appears in this issue. You can also read it here, or click on the image at right.

Ampersand Volume 23, Number 2 & 3, Winter/Spring 2006
The photographic catalog for 2006 Bookworks the triennial member show of PCBA
It includes my book The First Writing, in an edition copy.

Bound and Lettered Volume 4, Number 2, 2005
Review of A Leap of Faith, an exhibit at the Susan Hensel Gallery in 2004. My limited edition book, The First Writing, is pictured on the cover as well as in the article inside.

Letter Arts Review Volume 19, Number 1, 2005
The "Black-and-White" issue
This juried issue includes a version of my "goddess" alphabet.

Somerset Studio March/April 2004
Features a two-page portfolio of my work and another page devoted to my painted cloth prayer flags, including instructions on how to make them.

Ampersand, Winter/Spring 2004, Volume 21, Number 3
Photographic catalog of Bookworks 2003, the triennial member show of PCBA
It includes my book Rainbow People.

Calligrapher's Engagement Calendar 2002
A version of the Five Sacred Elements artwork is in this juried calendar. Back issues are available from John Neal, and a review of the calendar and its significance in the calligraphic community is here.

The Perfect Wedding by Maria McBride-Mellinger, published by Harper Collins, 336 pages, 1997. Photos include some of my wedding work.

Wedding Invitations, Announcements, and Place Cards and More by Bette Matthews, published by Quarry Books, 128 pages, 2001. Includes photos of some of my wedding invitation work.