Hi All Thanks for taking the time to visit PenTrend and to read about how I arrived here. My name is Sam, I live in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire - Born and Bred.
I initially trained within the Green Energy sector with a company called EAGA Partnership Ltd. After quite a few years with EAGA I had a serious accident at home which eventually lead to me being finished from work due to continuing health problems. Unemployment was rife in those days and I continued to fail to find employment.
I needed a hobby to distract me from my health and financial troubles...
I already had an interest in working with wood and decided to try my hand at woodturning. I did a lot of research, reading books and watching video's on the interweb and eventually sought a second hand lathe and was given a handful of old woodturning tools.
Today, 16 years on I'm now in a position to offer my hand made turnings for sale via my website, other internet sites, market stalls and through a few Agents that sell my pens on my behalf.
I donate some 30+ pen sets to various charity's yearly for them to raffle off or sell and help towards their cause's.
If you like my work, why not visit my shop on Etsy (via my Shop page) and perhaps order your own Bespoke pen.!