Greg has been building pens since 2012. In 2016, he started building artisan pens entirely crafted by hand in his shop in western New York State. This was really the culmination of many things – a lifelong love of fountain pens, a study of jewelry making as a teenager, and a pursuit throughout adulthood to make high quality things. Upon retiring from a thirty-five year career in education, Greg expanded his shop and transitioned to making artisan fountain pens on a fulltime basis. As his penmaking has evolved, Greg has developed a two-fold focus to his work. He has developed a standard line of entry-level artisan fountain pens that are still entirely handcrafted including handmade clips or roll-stops. They are available in a variety of materials and sizes, and are designed for everyday use. In the background, Greg also builds more ornamented pens that include extensive metal work and special features. These art pieces have won international awards and become the favorite pens of the clients who purchase them. They are commonly designed through an extensive back-and-forth communication with the client, and then built paying every attention to detail. Greg lives in Western New York State with his wife, Carlene, who attends national pen shows with him. They have three sons (and their wives) and four grandchildren to keep life busy outside of the shop. Middle son, Gavin, works with his father developing and building pens on a full-time basis. This family business is growing and offers some of the finest pens available in the artisan pen market.
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