This week, I take a step back in time to turn a rowan wood dip pen for an artist friend of mine, David Andrews who is a fabulous artist living and working in Devon, UK. Made from a single piece of wood, dip pens with changeable nibs are a great tool for artists who like using ink from a bottle rather than a normal pen.
There is something really special about dip pens too. Their simplicity and elegant lines twinned with a vintage nib make for a beautiful yet practical object. And they write well too. When I use my own dip pen, I find that I have to slow my hand writing down to ensure I form each letter as neatly as possible – and to concentrate on the neatness makes a nice break from the normal scribbles I do!
I would recommend everyone have one of these, if not to improve their hand writing, then to have it on their desk as a reminder of where the art of writing and drawing comes from and it doesn’t have to be done with a modern pen. Below is a gallery of some images of this pen.
To see the artwork done by this pen and other work David does, check-out his Facebook page.
Cost: from £45.00 – made to order.
You can your own dip pen at my shop, Martin’s Bazaar in Hampshire (see map below), or you can order it directly from me via email.
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Please note: This item may be a one-off and subsequently may have been sold. If you would like a piece made especially for you, please contact me and I will be pleased to make something special for you. Price indicated does not include postage and packing costs and may be subject to change.
Thanks for reading and watching,