Charlotte Xu is the calligrapher and creator behind Charlart Script. Her strong expertise in classical calligraphy allows her work to be versatile on all types of surfaces and in many different styles. These include engraving on glass, wood, leather, and even writing on wedding cakes. Working from her home studio in Melbourne, she provides calligraphy services to clients around the world.
A journey that started with the pen…
During her earlier days, Charlotte’s calligraphy centred around classical Copperplate Script and Spencerian Script. She initially developed her strong foundations in pointed pen calligraphy by self-studying from the original American penmanship manuals, and later on, through classes with world renowned calligraphers. Today, she combines her eye for modern minimalistic style with her traditional hand to create elegant bespoke stationeries and artworks for private weddings, corporate events, brand activations and more.
Always aiming for perfection.
Charlotte’s progression in the art has always been driven by a desire to perfect. From the very beginning, she critically analyses her own work and diligently try to improve on every detail she observes. From stroke pressure, curve fluidity and balance, to overall cohesiveness of a written artwork viewed closely or afar, her goal is always for them to be only beautiful.
Currently Charlotte has a global audience of over 300k on social media and over 100 million combined video views. Her work has been loved and featured on many pages and magazines including Buzzfeed, Architecture & Design, WedLuxe Magazine, Calligraphy Masters and many more. As a main calligraphy figure in Australia, her work has also been endorsed by public figures such as George Takei and Kelly Slater.
In addition to her client work, Charlotte wishes to help others learn this art by regularly giving tips and small instructional videos on her Instagram. In 2016 she also stepped into the teaching world, running calligraphy classes locally in Melbourne. In 2019, she ran multiple international workshops in Japan and Singapore, all before COVID hit.
Charlotte is also a member of the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) and Calligraphy Society of Victoria (CSV).