The Siberian Elm was introduced to North America in the mid 1800'S as a windbreak in the prairies. Pioneers often ground the inner bark and used it as a soup thickener. In more recent years it has been used as an ornamental tree and also when frequently trimmed it can be used as a hedge. The Siberian Elm wood this twist-style pen with black ink is made from a tree that grew in Streetsville (a suburb of Mississauga) and came from the garden of the past Director of the Mississauga Arts Council.
Crafted in CANADA.
This pen will accept a cross refill.
Note: The product may not appear as is due to the use of natural wood. Shipping fees are not included in the list price. More wood varieties are available. Please contact the artist to inquire about additional options.
About the artist:
Norm Tendall has been making wooden pens for nearly 30 years. His pens are made from local wood, and information about the location and type of wood are included with each pen. Norm's work has been featured at art and craft shows, and has represented Mississauga as corporate gifts on the Missisauga Economic Development Department's annual exchange trips to Japan.
Martys HUB: https://www.martyshub.com/user/ntendall/