John Davies

Black Lion Crafts

John Davies is a semi-retired nurse based in Cross Hands Carmarthenshire. John originally trained as a Wood Machinist in the early 80s but over time his career took him into nursing and has spent the past 32 years as a general nurse in South Wales.

John took early retirement in 2014 and moved near Cross Hands and has set up his workshop Called Black Lion Crafts.

John has always had a passion for timber and calligraphy and now in semi-retirement he has combined his love for both writing and woodworking to create Black Lion Crafts where he makes writing instruments, razors and various other gifts. John spends his time creating bespoke writing instruments and gifts using local and exotic timbers, acrylics, metal and any medium that can be turned on a lathe including deer antler and stone.

All of John's pens and gifts are guaranteed to have been hand made by himself and he can also take commissions to make any style of pen using whatever material to create that total bespoke and individual pen or gift.