The 6040 Workshop

The 60/40 Workshop

We are situated on the rugged North coast of Cornwall 5 minutes from the sea and facing the Atlantic Ocean.
We decided on a name for our workshop after splitting it into 2 sections. I have the front 40% section and Dave does his wood-turning and other makes in the 60%


Contemporary Pen Maker
Dave has been busy designing and making his unique pens and perfecting the process of recycling our single use plastics such as milk bottle tops and other plastics which have the safety number 2 on them, melting and manipulating the plastic then turning them on his lathe in the workshop into beautifully crafted unique pens. He has also been working with wood, acrylic, resin and polymer clay incorporating and fabricating other materials into the body of the pen including ground slate from the famous Delabole Slate quarry just down the road from us. 
He has worked on a number of commissions for people wanting bespoke colours and designs. He is able to laser into the barrel of the pen if wanting an image or text to be included. 

We both have a background in the creative arts having worked in Further Education for many years lecturing in Art & Design and Photography.

Dave & Karin Harris

                                                    

Part 1. Dave is in the workshop  starting the  first process of  turning the blank of melted plastic.   

Part 2 of the process of turning a pen from the recycled plastic. 

Part 3 of the process of turning a pen from the recycled plastic. 

Part 4 of the process of turning a pen from the recycled plastic. 

Part 5 of the process of turning a pen from the recycled plastic.