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Sumi - The Flexible Fountain Pen.

A contemporary, hand dip-dyed pen with an amazing flexible nib.

The new flourish curve
Colour, Creativity And Curves.

The most versatile calligraphy pen ever made...

Meet the folks behind tom's studio
Tom & Gemma

Tom founded his studio by hand-crafting a pen for his wife, professional calligrapher Gemma. 5 years on and she has joined the team.

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Brass Pen Rest

1 review
Regular price £23.00
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Machined from solid brass I’m confident your pen rest will last several lifetimes and look good doing it! As a bonus, unlike most rests, it will happily accommodate up to three brushes or pens. Bye bye messy ink splattered desk!

 

  • We Ship Internationally.
  • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
  • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique
Tom's Studio Packaging

NEW Flourish Curve - Oblique

5 reviews
Regular price £75.00
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PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO DEMAND THE CURRENT WAIT TIME FOR THE FLOURISH CAN BE AROUND 2-3 WEEKS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE :)
Make changing nibs a breeze with Flourish - The most versatile calligraphy pen ever made...

"I love the way this holder feels and it’s a pencil lead and nib holder all in one!" @hazelslettering

You can now park the pliers and say sayonara to screws. Instead all you need to do is place your favourite nib in the holder, twist and you’ll be back to flourishing in a flash!  
My unique design fits nibs as large as a Nikko G, all the way down to smaller nibs like the Brause 66EF, as well as the included 2mm pencil lead, so you can draft your creations before committing to ink.


As no two calligraphers are the same, I designed the pen so that you can easily customise the angle of the nib to suit your calligraphy style (and stop that annoying snag on paper on an upstroke). I’ve also refined the balance of the pen so that the centre of gravity sits between your forefinger and your thumb joint, making it feel neither top nor bottom heavy.
 
Your calligraphy style is unique to you, so why shouldn’t your pen be too?  It’s the reason I dip dye each and every pen by hand, lending them their own totally unique characteristics.
 
 
 
Good to know & FAQs:
  • This new pen also has an updated flange to hold nibs and pencil leads even more securely.

  • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.

  • Measures 160mm x 10mm (at the grip section) and weighs 19g.

  • Comes in a beautifully crafted gift box.
  • Designed with the planet in mind. I’ve made sure that this pen is made from infinitely recyclable materials, such as brass and aluminium, which are easily separated (no glue or un-recyclable plastics here).

  •  And because each flourish pen has been dyed by hand, each and every one is as unique as you and your writing style!

  • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small speckles or colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique.

  • Nibs are sold separately and you can find them here

  • I have a superb range of inks to compliment your pen and you can find them here
  • Shipping times are calculated from dispatch.
 

    • We Ship Internationally.
    • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
    • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition
    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition

    Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen, Black Edition

    9 reviews
    Regular price £115.00
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    "Game-changing!" Sumi - The Flexible Fountain Pen

    (Sumi pens are made to order so please allow 1-2 weeks before dispatch)


    Why isn’t there a fountain pen that writes like a calligraphy pen with no need to dip it in ink?  This is the question I asked myself three years ago. It seemed no one had a good answer so I set about answering it myself.  And after a pile of prototypes, failed experiments and a lot of head scratching, I’m very proud to introduce you to Sumi - The Flexible Fountain Pen!

    "Tom has done it again! I mean...just look at it! This is his new fountain pen that has a flexible fine nib which means you can have your thick and thin lines without having to dip your pen in ink every so often!"

    Hazel's Lettering (professional calligrapher)


    The Sumi's secret ingredient is the custom, super-flexible nib which allows you to write as thin as 0.4mm, and up to 2.0mm when fully flexed. It’s also tipped with a German iridium tip for a smooth writing experience (no more scratching or ink splatters) and, unlike standard calligraphy nibs, it will last a lifetime.

     

    It's springy, fun to use and incredibly addictive!

    The Sumi pen comes with an ink converter (a fancy re-fillable ink cartridge) which means you can use the pen with 100s of different coloured fountain pen inks. I highly recommend using Diamine Inks as they’re lovely and juicy and even have a metallic colour range which shimmers in the light! 
     
    READ ON IF YOU LIKE THE DETAILS...
    Just as the function of the pen honours calligraphic heritage, the form is also inspired by a traditional quill and ink set. I’ve paired the design back and have also infused the aesthetics with a minimalist Japanese look (hence the name Sumi which means ‘ink’).  The making of the pen is a different story, and is firmly rooted in the 21st century. By using state of the art CNC watchmaker’s lathes I can create a supremely refined and well balanced pen.
    shimmer ink in a fountain pen
    A big question (which, as a designer I often grapple with) is this: ‘We are all individuals so why are the products we use on a daily basis so often utilitarian and say so little about us and our own individuality?” It’s the reason I wanted to create a pen which is as unique as its owner. So I spent a lot of time developing a new dyeing process taken from fine jewellery production techniques.  Every pen is individually dip-dyed by hand using this technique, making each one subtly unique.

    Sumi - Flexible Fountain Pen, designed to celebrate creativity, craft and individuality. 

    Good to know & FAQs:
    • The brass stand has been designed to be equally happy standing on your desk, or in your bag on the go.

    • The Sumi pen works beautifully with all Diamine Inks (including shimmer!) You can find them here).  Be sure not to use calligraphy specific ink as this can clog the pen.

    • BONUS, Want to use your Sumi as a creator pen?  No problem, you can find the attachment here.

    • Like a good pair of leather shoes the Sumi Pen will soften and become even more flexible with use. It will adapt to your style of writing and become unique to you.

    • It is designed to compliment your calligraphy pen and not replace it entirely. If you're looking for the maximum softness and flex please take a look at my Flourish Pens.

    • Measures 165mm with brass stand, 150mm without and weighs 67g with brass stand, 25g without.

    • Each pen is beautifully presented in a gold foiled gift box.

    • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.

    • Brass naturally develops a patina over time and with use. You can choose to embrace this unique change or use the polish provided to bring it back to it's gleaming best.

    • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small speckles or colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique!

     
    • We Ship Internationally.
    • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
    • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder
    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder

    Tilt - Solid Brass Ink Pot Holder

    2 reviews
    Regular price £25.00
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    Tilt is designed to make dipping ink an absolute breeze. With two positions for when your ink pot is full and when it's getting low. The angle allows you to get just the right amount of ink on your nib without hitting the bottom of the container or uncomfortably bending your wrist.  The tilt pot holder also comes with a lovely rose-gold lidded pot which fits like a dream.  If you have similar sized mini jam jar style pots, they'll also work perfectly.  Happy Dipping!

    Good to know...

    - Your tilt is made from solid brass so it will last a lifetime.

     

    • We Ship Internationally.
    • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
    • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.

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    Colourful Oblique Calligraphy Pens
    Colourful Oblique Calligraphy Pens
    Flourish - Oblique
    Deep Teal - Calligraphy Pen
    Briar Rose - Calligraphy Pen
    Blush - Calligraphy Pen
    Shell Pink to Sky Blue - Calligraphy Pen
    Pistachio - Calligraphy Pen
    Tom's Studio Packaging
    Universal Calligraphy Pen - With Bullock style flange
    Copperplate calligraphy
    Best Calligraphy Pen
    Adjustable calligraphy pen

    Flourish - Oblique

    6 reviews
    Regular price £65.00
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    PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO DEMAND & COVID THE CURRENT WAIT TIME FOR THE FLOURISH CAN BE AROUND 4-5 WEEKS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE :)

    Make changing nibs a breeze with Flourish - The Universal Calligraphy Pen

    "I love the way this holder feels and it’s a pencil lead and nib holder all in one!" @hazelslettering

    You can now park the pliers and say sayonara to screws. Instead all you need to do is place your favourite nib in the holder, twist and you’ll be back to flourishing in a flash!  

    My unique design fits nibs as large as a Nikko G, all the way down to smaller nibs like the Brause 66EF, as well as the included 2mm pencil lead, so you can draft your creations before committing to ink.

     

    As no two calligraphers are the same, I designed the pen so that you can easily customise the angle of the nib to suit your calligraphy style. I’ve also refined the balance of the pen so that the centre of gravity sits between your forefinger and your thumb joint, making it feel neither top nor bottom heavy.

    Your calligraphy style is unique to you, so why shouldn’t your pen be too?  It’s the reason I dip dye each and every pen by hand, lending them their own totally unique characteristics.

    Good to know & FAQs:

    • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.

    • Measures 145mm x 10mm and weighs 22g.

    • Comes in a beautifully crafted gift box.
    • Designed with the planet in mind. I’ve made sure that this pen is made from infinitely recyclable materials, such as brass and aluminium, which are easily separated (no glue or un-recyclable plastics here).

    •  And because our each flourish pen has been dyed by hand, each and every one is as unique as you and your writing style!

    • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small speckles or colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique.

    • Nibs are sold separately and you can find them here

    • I have a superb range of inks to compliment your pen and you can find them here
    • Shipping times are calculated from dispatch.

     

      • We Ship Internationally.
      • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
      • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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      Universal Calligraphy Pen
      Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
      Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
      Handmade Calligraphy Pen
      Pen Packaging

      Black Flourish Curve - Oblique

      9 reviews
      Regular price £65.00
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      Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

       

      Make changing nibs a breeze with Flourish - The Universal Calligraphy Pen

      "I love the way this holder feels and it’s a pencil lead and nib holder all in one!" @hazelslettering

      You can now park the pliers and say sayonara to screws. Instead all you need to do is place your favourite nib in the holder, twist and you’ll be back to flourishing in a flash!  

      My unique design fits nibs as large as a Nikko G, all the way down to smaller nibs like the Brause 66EF, as well as the included 2mm pencil lead, so you can draft your creations before committing to ink. The new Curved Flourish is designed with ultimate comfort and reliability in mind. It's a refined writing instrument built to last a lifetime.

       

      As no two calligraphers are the same, I designed the pen so that you can easily customise the angle of the nib to suit your calligraphy style. I’ve also refined the balance of the pen so that the centre of gravity sits between your forefinger and your thumb joint, making it feel neither top nor bottom heavy.

       



      Good to know & FAQs:

      • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.

      • Measures 160mm x 10mm (at the grip section) and weighs 19g.

      • Designed with the planet in mind. I’ve made sure that this pen is made from infinitely recyclable materials, such as brass and aluminium, which are easily separated (no glue or un-recyclable plastics here).

      • Comes in a beautifully crafted gift box.

      • Nibs are sold separately and you can find them here

      • I have a superb range of inks to compliment your pen and you can find them here
      • Shipping times are calculated from dispatch.

       

        • We Ship Internationally.
        • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
        • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
        Cart
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen
        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen

        Sumi - Flex Fountain Pen

        Regular price £125.00
        /
        Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

        "Game-changing!" Sumi - The Flexible Fountain Pen


        Why isn’t there a fountain pen that writes like a calligraphy pen with no need to dip it in ink?  This is the question I asked myself three years ago. It seemed no one had a good answer so I set about answering it myself.  And after a pile of prototypes, failed experiments and a lot of head scratching, I’m very proud to introduce you to Sumi - The Flexible Fountain Pen!

        "Tom has done it again! I mean...just look at it! This is his new fountain pen that has a flexible fine nib which means you can have your thick and thin lines without having to dip your pen in ink every so often!"

        Hazel's Lettering (professional calligrapher)


        The Sumi's secret ingredient is the custom, super-flexible nib which allows you to write as thin as 0.4mm, and up to 2.0mm when fully flexed. It’s also tipped with a German iridium tip for a smooth writing experience (no more scratching or ink splatters) and, unlike standard calligraphy nibs, it will last a lifetime.

         

        It's springy, fun to use and incredibly addictive!

        The Sumi pen comes with an ink converter (a fancy re-fillable ink cartridge) which means you can use the pen with 100s of different coloured fountain pen inks. I highly recommend using Diamine Inks as they’re lovely and juicy and even have a metallic colour range which shimmers in the light! 
         
        READ ON IF YOU LIKE THE DETAILS...
        Just as the function of the pen honours calligraphic heritage, the form is also inspired by a traditional quill and ink set. I’ve paired the design back and have also infused the aesthetics with a minimalist Japanese look (hence the name Sumi which means ‘ink’).  The making of the pen is a different story, and is firmly rooted in the 21st century. By using state of the art CNC watchmaker’s lathes I can create a supremely refined and well balanced pen.

        A big question (which, as a designer I often grapple with) is this: ‘We are all individuals so why are the products we use on a daily basis so often utilitarian and say so little about us and our own individuality?” It’s the reason I wanted to create a pen which is as unique as its owner. So I spent a lot of time developing a new dyeing process taken from fine jewellery production techniques.  Every pen is individually dip-dyed by hand using this technique, making each one subtly unique.

        Sumi - Flexible Fountain Pen, designed to celebrate creativity, craft and individuality. 

        Good to know & FAQs:
        • The brass stand has been designed to be equally happy standing on your desk, or in your bag on the go.

        • The Sumi pen works beautifully with all Diamine Inks (including shimmer!) You can find them here).  Be sure not to use calligraphy specific ink as this can clog the pen.

        • Like a good pair of leather shoes the Sumi Pen will soften and become even more flexible with use. It will adapt to your style of writing and become unique to you.

        • It is designed to compliment your calligraphy pen and not replace it entirely. If you're looking for the maximum softness and flex please take a look at my Flourish Pens.

        • Measures 165mm with brass stand, 150mm without and weighs 67g with brass stand, 25g without.

        • Each pen is beautifully presented in a gold foiled gift box.

        • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.

        • Brass naturally develops a patina over time and with use. You can choose to embrace this unique change or use the polish provided to bring it back to it's gleaming best.

        • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small speckles or colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique!

         
        • We Ship Internationally.
        • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them.
        • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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        Tom's Studio x Spin 360

        • NEW • Spin - Handmade Brass Dishes

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        Special Edition Writing Instruments

        Every couple of months I bring out a batch of handmade, limited edition writing instruments and accessories.