Indian Summer


The Indian Summer Pen is a compact brass pen with black plastic section. The urushi lacquer design shows red and gold maple leafs. The pen has been covered in layers of black base urushi lacquer (wet sanded with #1000 grid sandpaper after each application and curing). For the next step layers of red urushi where applied and cured. The next layers where done with clear urushi, until the pen seemed to be abrown in color. On one of the topmost layers maple leafs in red urushi where painted and sprinkled in gold bronze powder. Once the urushi was completely cured, the pen was wet sanded until the red maples became visible and showed through the lacquer. For the finishing urushi got applicated on the pen and wiped off with filtering paper. After a final curing period the lacquer was burnished and polished several times. Length of the production process: 2 months.


Compact Brass Pen

Steel Nib, medium-fine



  • black, red and clear urushi
  • gold-bronze metallpowder