[Sold] Ferns – hand-painted fountain pen


Artist and graphic designer Carla Nel brings a bright young energy into this painting. She loves using a combination of stippled pen and gentle hints of colour and here the effect is perfect – the ferns are verdant while also light and airy, Her colours offer a very subtle gradation between variations of green, and even her bee has the faintest nuance of colour. Every artist who joins our group brings a completely new perspective and we think Carla is going to add a wonderful young energy and a huge amount of talent. Well done, Carla!

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, drawn and painted by Carla Nel, then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polish, and buffing. It has a bronze cap band and logo medallion in the finial, and a malachite green grip section that has a swirl of shimmer.

One thing we must emphasise is that each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. No-one else will ever own an identical pen.


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.