Bringing Life to Words
Commissions ♦ Engraving ♦ Teaching ♦ Orginal Works

Please Join Us for our presentation!

Wednesday, May 3rd
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Granby Public Library
15 North Granby Road; Granby CT

We will be talking about the second stage of our journey exploring illumination and illustration techniques from manuscripts around the globe.

Thanks to two grants from the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program, I have been privileged to study manuscripts from around the world with Lavell Thompson, Merri Klar, Amelia Kearney, Maria Adams, Aisha Edwards, Jennifer Thorpe, Sue Lavoie and Asa Ettienne-Modeste.

If you can join us:  Register at this link

Our exhibit will be on display the month of May at Granby Public Library.

The Southern New England Apprenticeship Program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut Office of the Arts (DECD), and the Mass Cultural Council.

Photos on flyer: (starting with upper left, moving clockwise) Aisha Edwards gilding; Maria Adams burnishing gold; Lavell Thompson painting with gouache; Debby Reelitz with Tibetan monk, Yeshi; Jennifer Thorpe testing pigments and binders; Merri Klar preparing to work on vellum; Amelia Kearney drawing guidelines.



Debby Reelitz is an experienced calligrapher with 25 years as a professional lettering artist. Throughout the calligraphy sections, you’ll find an array of works from simple to complex, architectural to ephemeral, elegant to playful. Enjoy!


Engraving services are available for brand activations, retail events, on-site calligraphy or engraving and weddings throughout the Northeast and beyond. Debby has extensive teaching and public speaking experience and is looking forward to representing your product or personalizing a gift and making it unique!


Fun Organic Shirts, which emerged out of Debby’s studio, has a great line of hemp and organic cotton or bamboo shirts. With fun phrases like, “Whoever Smiles Wins” and “Powered by Kale”.

A selection of calligraphic prints, ornaments and originals are available at her Etsy shop, dreelitz.


In 2002, Debby started teaching calligraphy at the West Hartford Art League and hasn’t stopped teaching since. Her passion for keeping this beautiful art form alive fuels her efforts to develop teaching methods that make this challenging art form accessible to more people, both youth and adult.