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Maine artist, David Tabbutt, transforms the ordinary into unique, timeless and useful pieces of art. David rediscovered his love for wood turning in his retirement, after 40 years in the boat business. Creating beautiful pieces from various materials, his workmanship and passion for this art shows in each individual and unique pen and letter openers that he makes. After a series of trial and error, turning bowls, candlesticks, and ornaments he began to lose interest in these items. That’s when he discovered pen-making. “I had purpose; I wanted to make useful, ornate items.” Now he has mastered the art, creating pens from various types of woods including vast assortment of local Maine wood. At the suggestion of Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine he took on the challenge of using crushed lobster, mussel and clam shells in his work. Each pen requires numerous steps to complete and are one of a kind.

Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below

Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine - Portland, ME
Lisa- Marie's Made in Maine - Bath, ME
Maine Micro Artisans - Gorham, ME
Maine Micro Artisans - Bangor, ME