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Fine Bone China - Artist's Palette
Fine Bone China - Artist's Palette
Fine Bone China - Artist's Palette
Fine Bone China - Artist's Palette

Fine Bone China - Artist's Palette

Regular price £52.00
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I’ve teamed up with ceramicist extraordinaire Wendy Tournay to create these unique artist’s palettes. As you can see I've been inspired by water to create the calming their calming form.  It's my hope that these pieces will set the scene for you to get lost in a state of creative flow.

Each is handmade by Wendy and has a signature 24ct gold drip decoration. This references the Japanese philosophy of "Wabi-sabi " (the beauty of things; imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.) It seems fitting with an artist's tool where the only way to improve and progress is through the inevitable mistakes, inky splots and splashes.

The collaboration is a marriage of state of the art 3D printing to create a high resolution 'master'.  Wendy uses this model to create a mold from plaster, once this has set she can then replicate the master design by pouring bone china slip into it.

GOOD TO KNOW:

Please allow 1-2 weeks before shipping :)

  • Each palette is hand-made so will be completely unique.

  • It also pairs beautifully with the Fine Bone China - Artist's Jug (not included)

  • Dimensions: (approx) 115mm x 115mm

  • Delivery: Please allow 3-5 days for packaging and dispatch. Delivery via Royal Mail 1st class takes 1-3 days, Special Delivery will be by 1pm the following working day.

  • Find out more about Wendy 
  • 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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Handmade Calligraphy Pen
Universal Calligraphy Pen
Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
Pen Packaging

Black Flourish Curve - Oblique

19 reviews
Regular price £65.00
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 **PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR YOUR PEN TO BE MADE AND DISPATCHED**

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. The matt black finish is also super grippy, making the pen wonderfully comfortable to use.

 



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 offer a complimentary repair service, so should your Flourish pen need a little TLC please contact us .

 

    • 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 Flexible Fountain Pen by Tom's Studiio. In Blush, Sunrise,Sunset, Joy, Teal and Pistachio colours.
    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

    5 reviews
    Regular price £125.00
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    Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

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

    **YOUR SUMI IS DIP DYED BY HAND SO PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR US TO MAKE AND DISPATCH YOUR 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 which have been specifically tested for use with the Sumi pen. They’re lovely and juicy and even have a metallic colour range which shimmers in the light! We do not recommend using ink cartridges with the Sumi pen as the ink flow will not keep up with your writing and is likely to result in 'rail roading'. 


    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:
    • Full FAQs can be found here.

    • 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. As such, it may take a little time for your pen to ‘settle in’. If you have any questions at all about the functionality of your pen, please get in touch as we are always very happy to help.

    • We recommend you flush your Sumi pen thoroughly before use. This will remove any oils from the nib which are present during manufacture, and will impede ink flow. Any of the following are good options: our Nib Cleaning Solution, distilled water or water with a touch of dish soap.
    • If you are having any problems with your nib 'rail-roading', this is usually down to ink flow issues and residual oil on your nib (see above). Make sure you are writing slowly so that the ink has a chance to catch up with your writing. 
    • The Sumi pen 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 our brass polish 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 and is not considered a fault.

    • We offer a complimentary repair service, so should your Sumi pen need a little TLC please contact us .
    • 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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    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug
    Fine Bone China -  Artist's Water Jug

    Fine Bone China - Artist's Water Jug

    1 review
    Regular price £48.00
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    Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

    I’ve teamed up with ceramicist extraordinaire Wendy Tournay to create these unique artist’s water jugs.

    Each is handmade by Wendy and has a signature 24ct gold drip decoration. This references the Japanese philosophy of "Wabi-sabi " (the beauty of things; imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.) It seems fitting with an artist's tool where the only way to improve and progress is through the inevitable mistakes, inky splots and splashes.

    The collaboration is a marriage of state of the art 3D printing to create a high resolution 'master'.  Wendy uses this model to create a mold from plaster, once this has set she can then replicate the master design by pouring bone china slip into it.

    Each jug is cast by hand and, with a simple thumb impression, allows it to be used as a brush rest too. The solid design and wide base provides extra stability, so no more spillages.

    GOOD TO KNOW:

    Please allow 1-2 weeks before shipping :)

    • Each jug is hand-made so will be completely unique.

    • It also pairs beautifully with the Fine Bone China - Artist's Pallette (not included)

    • Dimensions: (approx) 60mm x 60mm

    • Delivery: Please allow 3-5 days for packaging and dispatch. Delivery via Royal Mail 1st class takes 1-3 days, Special Delivery will be by 1pm the following working day.

    • Find out more about Wendy 
    • 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

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

    **PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR YOUR PEN TO BE MADE AND DISPATCHED**

    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
    • Please allow 1-2 weeks for your pen to be hand dyed before dispatch. Shipping times are calculated from dispatch.
    • We offer a complimentary repair service, so should your Flourish pen need a little TLC please contact us .

     

      • 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, 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

      14 reviews
      Regular price £115.00
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      Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

      **PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR US TO MAKE AND DISPATCH YOUR PEN**

      "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 which have been specifically tested for use with the Sumi pen. They’re lovely and juicy and even have a metallic colour range which shimmers in the light! We do not recommend using ink cartridges with the Sumi pen as the ink flow will not keep up with your writing and is likely to result in 'rail roading'. 
       
      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. As such, it may take a little time for your pen to ‘settle in’. If you have any questions at all about the functionality of your pen, please get in touch as we are always very happy to help.

      • We recommend you flush your Sumi pen thoroughly before use. This will remove any oils from the nib which are present during manufacture, and will impede ink flow. Any of the following are good options: our Nib Cleaning Solution, distilled water or water with a touch of dish soap.
      • If you are having any problems with your nib 'rail-roading', this is usually down to ink flow issues and residual oil on your nib (see above). Make sure you are writing slowly so that the ink has a chance to catch up with your writing. 
      • 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 our Brass Polish to bring it back to its gleaming best.

      • We offer a complimentary repair service, so should your Sumi pen need a little TLC please contact us .

       
      • 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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      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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      I’ve teamed up with master ceramicist Wendy Tournay to create these handmade artist’s ceramics.

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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.