After an absence of some years, Exaclair returned to the New York Society of Scribes Holiday Fair. It was held on Sunday, November 13th at the Brotherhood Synagogue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood, Manhattan. I’d guess about 30 area calligraphers attended, plus several hundred friends and students. The Fair is a great venue for prospective students to see very gifted and talented calligraphers at work and sharing their expertise.
Since so many calligraphers use Rhodia as practice pads for themselves and their students, we wanted to go to support this event. We were also glad to meet up with our friends from Paper & Art Arts, one of the premiere retailers for calligraphers and lettering artists in the U.S. They were at the show, and their tables were busy the whole day.
Pam Williams and I brought along Rhodia Ice No. 18 pads, J. Herbin’s 1670 ink collection, and some limited edition items from G. Lalo, including hand-made and signed inkwell/pen trays. Their papyrus rolls were also a hit, and will be used as one of Cleopatra’s props in an upcoming play.