Pen Making For The Next Generation

May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Barry Gross

In this workshop students will learn the latest in pen making, casting and stabilization techniques. You will work with a variety of materials including exotic wood, stabilized wood, biologicals, acrylics and laser cut pen kits. The Gisi segmenting method, along with stabilizing wood and casting your own acrylics, will be a focus of the class. Different finishing techniques will be demonstrated and mastering a CA glue finish will be stressed. Marketing tips and tricks will be shared and how to display and sell your one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Dan Symonds, an expert on fountain pens, will be an assistant instructor. Open to all skill levels, however basic skills of pen making is a plus.


Barry Gross started creating his fine writing instruments 20 years ago working with exotic woods. In 2012, he was a double NICHE Award finalist and was commissioned by The White House to make pens for foreign dignitaries by former Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014 -2015, Gross was accepted as a member of Who’s Who for Outstanding Achievements in the field of woodturning. For the past 15 years he has been a featured demonstrator for The Woodworking Shows and has demonstrated for National and Regional American Association of Woodturners sponsored events.

Barry Gross

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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