[Sold] Castles in the Clouds – original art fountain pen


Hanna (@hanna_designs_art) has knocked this one out the park and beyond the city limits. It took her many hours to draw this zendoodle, Castles in the Clouds, in such exquisite detail, and as many again to get the steampunk airships just right. She then added watercolours (how she paints inside the lines I cannot begin to fathom!) … and to do this without hiccupping or sneezing or having a tremor that requires her to start all over again!! The end result is mindblowing.

The barrel has turrets, steeples, a clocktower, flags, weathervanes, higgeldy-piggeldy chimneys, buntings, colourful awnings, bushes and shingles. I tried counting the number of houses but lost count after about two dozen. And on the end of the cap is a kitty silhouetted against the moon. The cap has two ornate airships in Victorian steampunk glory.

The artwork was drawn on to one of our fountain pen blanks that we specifically designed for the purpose. Once the artwork was complete we coated it in an outer layer of clear resin which allows the owner to carry and use this art on a daily basis without it getting scratched or damaged. A portable, functional, one-of-one original.

The pen has a sterling silver section ring made by a local jeweller. It has a delicate sky-blue section and is supplied with an engraved stainless steel Jowo nib.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.