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My Story

This is my story about how I became a Pensmith. In 2020, during the pandemic, I spent more time in my woodshop and ended up purchasing a lathe as a new hobby. After turning some boards and making some spoon handles, I began looking for something more practical to make as gifts for friends and family– and discovered the world of ink pen turning.

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With a lot of help from the online group at, I managed to progress through the difficult learning phase and started producing a line of products I am proud of. By the end of 2021, I knew I wanted to turn my hobby into something more. Without making a job out of it, I set my goal to enter a craft show sometime in 2022.

Best Mixed Media Artist 2023 (My Story)
Best Mixed Media Artist 2023

In just my second year, I was awarded Best Mixed Media Artist at the Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Show.