The "Rob" Silo Pencil Sharpener

The ample storage space can handle all your pencil shavings from sketches to studies. It was inspired by a quote from the late artist, Rob Erdle, who once said "if you want to get good at drawing, simply do it every single day." Scientists later confirmed this theory. 

The steel dome top was made at a 75-year-old metal shop located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was then nickel plated in New Jersey to make it outlast an art school student loan. Holding the top securely in place is an American-made rubber o-ring. The internal sharpening component is imported from Germany. 

All the dairy farms featured in the photos are located just outside Forestville, NY. Photos by Julie Mattison Rice.


  • Height: 10 inches 
  • Diameter: 2 1/4 inch 
  • Weight: 1 lbs. 

Selected for the New York Times 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Gifts for $25 and Under




Category: Pencil

Type: Table Top

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