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June 01, 2016



I don't own any glass pens but I do occasionally write with a dip pen. My favorite ink is just good ol' walnut ink. This fall I'm gonna finally make some!!! I loved watching this video and I hope heaps of people buy a pen from her because she's cute as the dickens and my wish for all makers is that they won't have to go and get dayjobs!


Thank you so much for the great video. The two writing techniques at the end made me drive to the art shop and buy these things to try it at home.

I found my glass pen in a stationery shop a while ago and bought it just to have this kind of tool. But as a bottled ink nerd I soon found out that it is great to test my inks. You can clean the glass pen with no effort and no ink rests on it (the metal dip pens keep often a hidden rest). It is a great tool to see what kind of shadings an ink produces. And how different it looks when writing fine or bold. Of course, no flex :-) And writing extra fine tiny characters (what I like) is not that easy with a glass pen.

And not to forget all these wonderful inks that are not made for fountain pens - like Rohrer's traditional ink with awesome colors (http://www.rohrer-klingner.de/index.php?id=4&L=1). No problem with the glass pen.

Kari Metts

I would like to know if anyone has been successful in their attempts to contact the artist above, regarding purchasing her items? Admittedly, I sent a message via her Etsy store, but no response.

Of, if there are other sites to purchase hand-blown glass pens?

Thank you!


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