Nibster is John Mottishaw. A
"lapsed metal sculptor" with an art and metals
background, John left a career in academia, and fine
arts, to start his own business in 1992. He has specialized
in nib re-tipping; repairing, and customizing, fountain
pen nibs for the past 15 years. He stays in touch
with the art world through his wife, Barrie Mottishaw,
a well known landscape painter.
the team in May 2007. After a decade in finance,
this USC grad shifted gears to join the fountain pen world.
When not immersed in the world of quality fountain
pens, David is a writer and actor whose
one-act plays and monologues have been produced at theater companies
throughout the United States and Canada. He also edits the natural health care website DoctorWhimsy.com.