Heather Victoria Held began her pointed pen journey in 2003. She is a certified floral designer and worked in the floral industry for 18 years before picking up the pointed pen. She has an extensive background in Victorian needlework and dimensional embroidery. Both her floral training and embroidery skills play a part in her teaching and understanding of calligraphic arts. Her unique designs reflect her love of theVictorian era and the ornamental designs of that period. Her work has appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers, books and newsletters and is in private collections throughout the world. She specializes in Offhand Flourishing, Gilding and painted miniatures.
Chris Held has been masterfully creating handturned wood products for many years. In 2012, he began turning Held Pens specifically for Heather Victoria Held and her students. Over the years, the demand for Held Pens has continued to increase and his pens are now shipped throughout the world. Each pen is unique and one of a kind. He lovingly creates each pen mindfully with careful attention to detail . Nothing is rushed or mass produced. He finishes each pen with thorough inspections before allowing them to be shipped. Held Pens are now in the hands of some of the world's finest calligraphers and artists.