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. All my work is carried out in my studio in Sherwood Forest. 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, not only in pens but other beautiful objects too.
You are more than welcome to stop by and see them being made!