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All the versatility of a Flourish Pen with a shape that supports control and stability. No more calligrapher's claw!

£20 OFF Carrot pre-orders for the first week only!

I'm launching the Carrot in a Kickstarter-style crowdfunding campaign. This will help make the pen a reality by allowing me to produce a larger batch and, in turn, give you a unique hand-finished pen for the best price. Your Carrot pen will be sent in around 6-7 weeks time from the start of the campaign. 

Having had a lot of enquiries about making a carrot from customers I finally decided it was time to put my head down and design the best version I could. Introducing, the new 'Flourish - Carrot', designed for those who like a compact pen holder and a lovely curved body for improved grip and stability.  It takes all the best features from my much loved curved Flourish and sprinkles in some new elements:

  • Firstly, the weight, it will surprise you (in a good way :) ).  Once you put pen to paper you'll notice how the weight increases stability and your nib, int turn, will glide across the page.  

  • This reassuring weight paired with the body shape of the carrot will mean you barely have to hold the pen when you write (it will do a lot of the work for you) helping you to avoid the dreaded 'calligrapher claw' and improve your technique in the long run.

Just like the original Flourish, each pen is hand dip-dyed by me, using a new technique I've developed which was inspired by jewellery makers to create a loose watercolour style effect, in which colours blend beautifully.

The oblique pen is also fitted with my unique universal flange design which holds almost every kind of nib (big and small) and allows you to adjust the angle of the nib, further increasing the 'glide factor' of your writing.

Once you have the pen in your hand I am confident that you'll appreciate the true quality and craftsmanship that has gone into each design decision.  Made from precision machined aluminium and brass, it's my hope that it will be something your grandchildren will happily be using in years to come. 

I'm really proud of the Flourish - Carrot and hope that you truly experience the joy of writing with this lovely little pen.

What is a Flourish pen you may ask. Read on if you like the details

You can now park the pliers and say sayonara to screws. Instead all you need to do is twist the beautifully machined brass nut to the width of your nib and you'll be 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 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 finish is also super grippy, making the pen wonderfully comfortable to use.

 


Good to know & FAQs:

  • Both the oblique and straight pens are perfect for left or right handed calligraphers. The oblique allows you to easily flip the side the flange is on if you're left handed.
  • 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 125mm x 10mm-20mm (at the grip section) and weighs 36g.

  • 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.

      Why Tom's Studio

      Values & Craftsmanship

      Tom still uses the same design principles as the very first pen he made for his wife. It's important to him to create products that his customers will cherish for the rest of their lives. It's why each every one of my products has a lifetime guarantee.

       "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris

      Creativity Tools

      Tools of the past were made by master craftspeople that cared passionately about their craft and the experience of the people using their products. We seem to have lost the 'soul' of these tools in the age of mass production. It's my mission to bring the creative soul back to the tools we use every day.

      "Creativity is contagious, pass it on" Albert Einstein

      Tried and Tested

      Seeing his calligrapher wife, Gemma Milly, using a mass-produced calligraphy pen inspired Tom to craft a collection of pens that matched the high quality of her work. Using a 60-year-old engineering lathe, he now makes pens for some of the world’s most celebrated calligraphers and stationery brands.

      "Beauty Is The Harmony Of Purpose And Form." Alvar Aalto

      A Labour Of Love

      From the first pen I made for my wife to the pens I now make for my customers around the world.  I put the same care and attention into each and every pen.  I love what I do and hope that it shows in the finished product.

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