[Sold] Sea of Dreams fountain pen


Paula Louw (@paulalouwart) is an accomplished artist from Hermanus in South Africa who works on a variety of media including old glass negatives dating back from 1929. In this painting of a seascape, mountain-scape and air-scape, on the tiny ‘canvas’ of a fountain pen, she evokes a dream-like sense of peace and mystique. This is Paula’s first painted pen and it fits with her aesthetic which she wrote about recently:

In days gone by there was reverence and respect in our manner of letter writing. Time was invested in communicating, and the letter posted using stamp and envelope, unlike today where misspellings and misunderstandings often result from hastily written and ill-considered WhatsApp messages and emails. I choose to hark back to a time when life was quieter, simpler and less complex.

Inspired by the artwork shown on the last image (unfortunately we do not know who painted that work and therefore cannot credit the artist), Paula gave it her own interpretation and worked with alcohol ink to achieve the gorgeous effect of mountains and cloud and reflections.

We made the pen blank, Paula painted it, then we set it in clear resin, pressurised and cured the resin, turned the final shape, polished and buffed the pen and added a 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.