About Me

My name is John Twiss. After taking early retirement I moved to Nottinghamshire, and wanted a hobby to help fill my time. Little did I know I would end up spending more hours making pens than when I worked!

I had fond memories of using a wood lathe all those years ago at school, and that’s where it all began. What started as a hobby has become a passion. I get great satisfaction at the thought of something I produced being used and admired by other people. There is no computer aided machinery, just manual lathes. Some pens are made over the course of a few days, some in a day, whatever it takes to meet my exacting standards. I continue to try to expand my range.