Founder and Partners
Paul CHEUNG, Founder & Director
Paul founded the Workshop in 2018 upon his retirement as Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong where he had served for 38 years since 1980. His passion for pen making was inspired by his identical twin brother, Professor Peter Cheung of Imperial College. He was formerly Dean of Engineering (1994-2000), Director of Technology Transfer (2004-2017) and Associate Vice-President (Research) 2014-16) at the University. He is currently Honorary Professors in Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and in Department of Computer Science. He was also co-founder of HKU DreamCatchers and Programme Directors of MSc in E-Commerce & Internet Computing and of HKU Entrepreneurship Academy, and is currently Advisor of HKU iDendron.
Alex CHAN, Chief Administrator
I’m Alex Chan, graduate of MSc in E-Commerce and Internet Computing, The University of Hong Kong, volunteer in some community services and in organising StartUp Weekend HKU.
I have won pen, amongst other things as prize, but I haven’t hand made a pen prior to joining PMW and it is a wonderful experience as you see your hand made pen starts to take shape and each other is so unique. One would love to write something with the pen.
I look forward to seeing you soon at Pen Makers Workshop. Let’s make Pen and write.
Ivan LAW, Technologist
I grew up hand making my own toys out of toilet paper rolls and card boxes. As a software engineer, I love creating cool stuff and provide solutions that can help others. There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling than venture to see what you are capable of by trying new. Trust me, it is an incredible experience when you start to see your pen taking form while its unique patterns started to emerge as you polish final touch of your pen. Be part of Pen Making Workshop journey and share that experience with friends and families.
Andy LEUNG, Marketeer
Andy is a young entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. He is one of Paul’s student back in 2012, studying MSc in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing in HKU. He always enjoys craftsmanship as one of his hobbies and recently given the chance to experience handcrafting pens. He handcrafted multiple pens since then and one of his favourite pens is crafted from tru-stone marble. He believes through crafting a pen from scratch, people would bound to the beauty of pens, and he wishes that more people will understand the meaning of pen to human history and to preserve the culture.
Luthier WING, Craft Master
Over a decade ago, I started to pursue my dream of becoming a maker of string instruments. I started by studying in a violin making school in the US, and subsequently received training in violin factories and luthier workshops. I now own and run a string instrument making and repairing shop in Hong Kong, with a mission to bring quality handcrafted pieces to string players in Hong Kong. To me, craftsmanship is not just about the creation of new pieces but is a process of ensuring that each piece bears the mark of the uniqueness of the maker. Each handmade music instrument bears the signature of the maker; similarly, each handmade pen bears the unique style of its crafter. Each player has his or her own style of playing music, and a custom made music instrument helps to bring out that uniqueness. Everyone writes in a different way, in terms of the handwriting and what we write. I am honoured to be part of the Pen Makers Workshop, which celebrates the art of handwriting and making writing instruments.
I hope to meet more like-minded people through the PMW !