2023 Pen World Reader’s Choice Nominee!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Scriptorium Pens Kelmscott Dragonfly has been nominated for Best Artisan Pen for 2023.

I was absolutely stunned when I received the notification. It’s such an honor to be nominated along with the others whose works have been recognized in this category. I worked with Bob Dupras to create the pen material that would reflect the iridescent colors of dragonflies. He came up with a distinctive and spectacular blank. Mike Redburn brought my idea of a Silver Wraparound Dragonfly Clip to life. We all worked hard on this project, and I’m proud to be a part of this trio. Of course, Mark Bacas makes sure that the pen writes as good as it looks!

2023 Pen World Reader’s Choice Awards Nominee trophy image.

From the email announcing the nomination:

Established in 1994, the Readers’ Choice Awards is the only international awards program for the pen industry and is based on the votes of PEN WORLD readers. An independent panel of judges carefully selected the nominees from a long list of pens (and inks) featured in the magazine throughout 2022.  There are twelve different categories of recognition and five nominees within each category.

Subscribers cast their votes from the official ballot in the April 2023 issue of PEN WORLD, and voting continues through June 30, 2023. We will notify winners in July and will feature the winners in the August issue of PW. We hope to present the awards at the DC Fountain Pen Supershow.  

It truly is a privilege and an honor for PEN WORLD to applaud your artistry and your accomplishments through the Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Click the image below to visit the Photo Gallery for the Kelmscott Dragonfly:

Kelmscott Dragonfly in turquoise, green, and red-brown material with Silver Wraparound Dragonfly Clip.