Self-Taught Calligrapher & Pyrographic Artist, Devon Di Iorio at Past Basket, November 10

To say we are supporters of the artisan is an understatement, as Past Basket has been featuring creative designers since the opening of our first shop in St. Charles, Illinois, in 1976. Not only do we like to showcase artisans in store, but we love to invite them in to visit!

We will be featuring Devon Di Iorio, a self-taught calligrapher and pyrographic artist on November 10, from 11 AM – 5 PM. Influenced by nature, Devon takes the art of calligraphy and the elements of birch bark to create a unique and natural piece of art.

Devon Di Iorio Birch Burning Calligraphy Past Basket Milwaukee

Custom Birch Bark and Calligraphy Message by Devon Di Iorio.

Just think about all the possibilities when using birch bark to customize a special event! From calligraphy place cards to stand alone pieces on Birch that document a life occasion, Devon uses her talents in art and lettering to truly create a family heirloom.

Calligraphy Christmas Cards Devon Di Iorio Past Basket Milwaukee Artisan

Handmade Calligraphy Christmas Cards by Devon Di Iorio.

Over many years I have experimented with different forms of art, but fell in love with calligraphy,” says Devon. “I learned most of my calligraphy techniques through books; however, I found that I rarely stick to the book alone!”  – Devon

Merry Christmas Decor Birch Bark Past Basket Milwaukee Devon Di Iorio

Merry Christmas Calligraphy “Merry Christmas” sentiment burned on Birch bark by Devon Di Iorio.

Devon Di Iorio

Using wood-burning tools, Devon carefully burns calligraphy onto the bark for a unique, natural piece of art. Her portfolio also includes custom place cards. We invite you to experience Devon’s work for yourself and get inspired to weave her elements into your next gathering.


Artisan Trunk Show with Devon Di Iorio

November 10, 2017

11 AM – 5 PM

Feel free to place your custom order at the trunk show!