About us

This is how I became interested in pen making.


I decided to take a workshop in 2006 on how to make a pen and that's where the fascination of pen making began. I bought a small mini lathe, picked up some used power tools from a retired craftsman, and the rest is history, and Hence I start my journey.


Due to my desire to learn different resin casting/turning techniques, my wife and I have incorporated summer holiday travels to attend workshops in Arizona, Texas and Indiana. During the summers of 2022 & 2023, I’ve attended a number of advanced pen making workshops at the internationally known Marc Adams School of Woodworking (MASW) in Indiana and had so much fun, I’m looking forward to taking more workshops soon.Always learning!


My hobby has taken my wife and I all over the place. We've attended many craft shows as exhibitors (artisans), but our favourite show by far is the Creatures of the Night Market (CotNM) here in Saskatoon. We've met many wonderful people on this journey. I think the one thing that seems to be a common denominator at all of the artisan markets is when a person picks up one of my pens and looks closely admiring it they say 'this is so beautiful' or 'I love the weight and feel of this one'. One time at an artisan market, a woman passed our booth, spotted one of my pinecone pens and kept walking with her husband and kids. A few short minutes later, she was back at our booth (out of breath) and by herself, she announced ‘I want that pen!!’. People are funny and a bit quirky.


To wrap up my story, pen making brings me (and my wife) joy. We've been fortunate to meet many amazing and talented artisans, and customers. We have made new friends and travelled through parts of small-town North America that we would not normally see or experience. Who knows where this adventure will take us next..... To be continued.