From hobby to passion to producer…
Even perfume atomisers are now on the list
I never intended to become an artisan but I have always had a creative side. I started to go to woodturning classes in May 2018 as I always had an interest in the traditional skills of woodturning.
My second project in the class was to learn how to make a wooden pen, which I had made from some plum tree that was cut down in our garden. As it was from our garden I gave it to my wonderful wife who still uses it to this day. I was pleased with how my first pen looked so I posted pictures on social media and got a very good response to it. Having also really enjoyed making this pen, I decided to make a few more for family and friends.
The more I made the more I started to experiment with the shape and design of the pen and the texture of the various woods. Following the response to social media, I was asked to make a pen for a birthday present and this is how TJM Pens and Gifts was created.