Pens Unique





Guitar Plectrum set

Elm Burr Pencil

Assorted Ballpoints


My name is David Shepherdson, an inspired and passionate wood turner. I specialise in creating unique writing instruments that are a real pleasure to use. I established Pens Unique in 2007 after graduating from my father's woodturning academy in Australia.


I design and lovingly craft each unique pen or pencil in my studio. My passion for bringing wood back to life in a new form and searching for new materials and designs is my inspiration. Recycling unusual objects that hold a significance for their owners and turning them into usable and tactile writing instruments is another of my passions.

My aim is to create unique, quality pens and pencils for you to give as a gift or treasure yourself.


I started working only with wood and was fascinated and still am when you have shaped and sanded the wood and apply the first coat of finish to it.
It seems to jump back to life and the grain just pops.
I have expanded my material use to include acrylics and many other materials. I am always on the look out for new materials to turn into pens.
From Grand Pianos to other significant sentimental items. If a woodturning chisel will cut it you are limited only by your imagination.


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All pictures gratefully reproduced by permission from Linda Scannell, 
Stefan Hanegraaf, David Fawbert, Theodora Philcox and Cat Hamilton.
All artists pictures © artists themselves

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