I was delighted to meet Shawn Newton in Hot Springs, AR last week. There are only a hand full of artisian that build fountain pens. Some use kits, but Shawn starts from raw materials and creates his fountain pens from his own designs. His craftsmanship is incredible. I was able to help design my custom pen that I will use for Urban Sketching! Derald will be part of this as well. He will create the metal band that separates the cap from the body, and the clip. I’m not sure is we will use sterling silver, brass or copper. I’m super excited. Shawn has a back log of orders, and it will be 8-11 months before I get it!
Check out Shawns website at www.newtonpens.com