Lathe Life Creations – About Us

We create all styles of pens… wood, composite wood, native wood, acrylic and poly resin… we even made one out of polymer clay! We also make our own acrylic resin pen blanks. All of our pens are handcrafted, and although we start with a design in mind, sometimes the wood – or the skew – directs us in a different pattern. Through the process, we create unique, one-of-a-kind items. Each one is an unique piece of art… and each one tells a story!

You can find our items in our Etsy shop at: (

We also enjoy the challenge of custom orders, so if you have something in mind that you’d like us to try to create, email us at or and we’ll see what we can do to help accommodate your design.

We hope to hear from you!

Gayle & John Akerman

John, Gayle & Beau Scout in the NC Mountains
Gayle showing off her first Navigator Pen