Number 51 Creations

Artisan: Grant Chamberlain
Wiltshire, UK

Grant first became involved in woodworking and wood turning when it was made part of his PTSD rehab program in 2004/5 upon leaving the military after a 25-year career where he served in both the Royal Air Force and Army.

He rediscovered pen turning in early 2019 and Number 51 Creations was born in November 2019.

Grant is inspired by people and history, especially military history. He finds people would love to give something unique as a gift but don’t know what they really are looking for but through a two-way design process, the customer knowing the person they are buying for and myself knowing pen design making process we make the design journey together.

Pen making is a very adaptable craft and Grant loves the new challenges thrown up by some of his recent commissions.


In this photo is a twist action pen which in the centre contains a photo depicting the 75th anniversary of D-day poster and the wooden ends are from a salvaged WW2 1944 Spitfire propellor. Contained in the English walnut pen stand is a 1942 Lancaster Bomber ammeter.

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