My grandfather turned pens. My father turned pens (though he gave up turning when I was very young. I don't remember ever seeing him turn.) When my Dad gave me the lathe my Grandfather used to use, I just had to pick up the journey where they left it before me. Just like my other creations, I strive to make each piece "more than just a pen". I utilize exotic materials such as wood, bone, and antler-often layering them together to create striking designs that are as attractive as the pen is functional.