From boardwalks and White House wood, Jersey artisan makes pens for popes, presidents and posterity

September 19, 2018

By Staff

In a storefront studio in small-town Jersey, artisan John Greco shapes shards of Americana — pieces of places and things freighted with historic or cultural import — into pens that are more art than writing implements.

Greco has made pens out of the wood from Independence Hall, the White House, the USS Constitution, the Grand Ole Opry, Ford’s Theater, Jack Daniel’s casks, Yankee Stadium, and the Sandy-wrecked boardwalk of Seaside Heights.

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