Update June 2015: I’m not an art teacher anymore. I make pens full time now. newtonpens.com
So my name is Shawn Newton. I’m from Hot Springs, Arkansas and I’m this printmaking pen making jack of all trades sort of guy. I do my own electrical, plumbing, and construction. When every penny counts you learn to do for yourself or you learn to do without. That’s why I’ve built my own printing press, which you can read about in the link above. If I need something for my studio and cannot afford it – I make it. If I cannot make it, I must not need it. 🙂
I’m also a high school art teacher and I LOVE it. I can’t imagine being happier doing anything else for anybody else. I’m working for the kids and helping them to learn about the tools and techniques in as many mediums as I can manage to teach in a year so that those who go to college will be ahead of the pack.
I don’t know what else to say about myself… so uhm… if you have any questions, please ask! Feb 2 2012