Black Branches of Winter Writing Set – Ceramic Inkwell and Walnut Dip Pen


A solo project by my father Ivo Daskalov – A complete writing/calligraphy set from a beautiful combination of white clay Ceramics and Walnut wood.

The Black Branches of Winter Writing Set is born out of weeks of meticulous work, design an assembly. It is a combination of objects that bring about an inspiring calm and provide the means for a truly creative and fulfilling writing experience.

The central piece is the dark walnut base that houses bot the ceramic inkwell and the ceramic pen stand. Both are handmade from white clay by Ivo Daskalov, glazed and fired in the studio of our friends ceramicists. The small inkwell has a volume of around 3 ml that will secure the ink of your choice when writing. Though not meant for travelling, as a cap is not present, the heavy base ceramic makes this inkwell a more than secure desk companion.

The well is easily cleaned and refilled with the ink of your choice. The dimensions of the inkwell are 20x27x20 mm.

The pen and the wooden base are carved from the same piece of Walnut wood. It’s a comfortable shape, making writing a true joy. The pen is polished to accentuate the texture but not in a mirror polish to nonetheless feel the warm connection with this extraordinary piece of wood. It is 14 cm in length without the removable nib and the base is 75x33x10 mm in size.

The small yellow accent on both the pen and the base is the work of a ceramic artists from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria – Nikolay Kolev

The small yellow glazed accents shine on the dark wood as the last apples, still hanging on the naked tree in the middle of winter.

The whole set is housed in a box for safekeeping and travelling.

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