Izzy Pludwinski is a freelance calligrapher and calligraphy teacher.
He studied as a Sofer STaM in Jerusalem and took his formal calligraphy training at London's Roehampton Institute. His varied commissions have included calligraphy for two special edition Haggadot, work for the President's Office of Israel, lettering for the Yakar Synagogue in Jerusalem and the design and publishing of a fine-art edition of the Song of Songs. He is currently writing a book on Hebrew Calligraphy as well as working on a large project writing the entire Pentateuch.
Though firmly entrenched in the world of traditional Judaica, Izzy's calligraphic passion lies in finding ever-new expressive forms for the Hebrew Aleph-Bet - a path that has led him to anywhere from font development to Zen-influenced Abstract Hebrew Calligraphy. His work can be seen at: www.impwriter.com
He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two beautiful daughters.
View an interview with calligrapher Izzy Pludwinski