Steve Harrison Ceramic Dip Pen, No.10 Blue and Black Stoneware
Produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between Choosing Keeping and British salt glaze potter Steve Harrison, culminating in the 2020 exhibition 'Desk', these dip pens and their Japanese Fukuro cases made by Steve’s wife Julia are an example of just one of Harrison's atmospheric accessories for his fantasy Desk.
‘Desk’, an exclusive one-off collection, speaks to stationery itself, seeking significance in the detail of writing and drawing implements. The exhibition draws on Harrison’s relentless drive for perfection of form in cups and teapots while adopting a more experimental approach to uncover the delicate creative environment of the desk. Both an artist and tea-worshipper, Harrison draws parallel between tea ceremony and creative practice. He considers their mutual and relatable experience - brewing tea leaves or grinding natural pigments - both ceremonies requiring set tools and live materials essential in creating a mental ritual for making.
This dip pen is intended for calligraphic and drawing purposes to be used with bottled ink. It can be fitted with any standard nib and is supplied with one gold plated Japanese G-nib; additional nibs can be purchased here.
Material - Blue and Black stoneware with 24 carat gold-plated silver front section which has then been gilded (making the slight green effect)
Dimensions - 13.5cm long by 1cm wide
Comes with unique handmade Fukuro case
Find the full Steve Harrison 'Desk' catalogue here for desk cups, ink bottles and all other one off pieces