Pen Making For The Next Generation
May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020
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.
COURSE FEE: $675
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.