Retro 1951 Tornado Smithsonian Rollerball Pen - Hummingbird


Retro 1951 Tornado's Rollerball Pen honors Dr. Brauker’s “carved cut-out” technique with an intricate Hummingbird design acid-etched onto the copper-plated barrel. The top of the pen is finished with the sun logo of the Smithsonian and the top ring is engraved with its individual serial number for added authenticity.

Dr. Brauker is a lifelong artist. She began working with drawing and painting, then moved into clay and bronze work. She uses personal experiences and her Little River Band of Ottawa culture to draw from and then carves stories into pots. Her “carved cut-out" approach, inspired by a dream, has become her trademark. She strives to combine the artwork and legends of the past with contemporary materials of the present, keeping story-telling traditions alive. Dr. Brauker's Moon Bear Pottery is dedicated to the preservation of Woodland art. Brauker attended Central Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Arts, and a PhD. She also earned an Associate’s Degree from Mid-Michigan Community College. She also attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Knurl Twist-Top
  • Refill: Rollerball
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.75 x 1.75 inches