hi, i’m gena

I live in Los Angeles with my cat, Beauregard. I love pens, books, and architecture.

I trained with nibmeister John Mottishaw for the better part of four years, where I learned tuning, nib customization, and vintage pen repair. I have traveled to Japan and visited with Pilot, Namiki, Platinum, Nakaya, and Sailor. I was lucky enough to participate in Maki-e, gold leaf, and nib tuning workshops while I was there.

So far, I’ve participated in the LA, SF, and Chicago pen shows, and I can’t wait to do more!

Since growing up around my grandfather’s printshop in Pennsylvania, I’ve loved both workshops and the written word. It’s always been a dream to have a workshop of my own.