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Pastel Products

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It took over three years, at the turn of the 20th Century, to formulate the Sennelier range of Extra Soft Pastels “à l’écu” and thus to create one of the largest chromatic ranges of pastels. Throughout the century, this range of tones has evolved, but the heart of its making remains unchanged.


A Sennelier extra soft pastel is composed of high quality pure pigment grounded with a natural transparent binder.

The high quality composition of “à l’écu” pastels is the result of a perfect balance between binder and pigment. For gradient shades, increasing amounts of mineral fines are added, ultimately tending towards white. The exceptional brightness is the result of the pigment and of the natural mineral fines discovered by Sennelier in 1905 and that have been used ever since.

The manufacturing process of the Sennelier cylindrical pastel does not compress the paste and the pastel dries naturally in open air. The life span of a piece of work is guaranteed by the quality of the pastel, but also by the quality of the substrate. If a lot of overlapping is performed, it is preferable to fix between layers. Avoid, however, fixing the final layer too heavily, as the original vibrancy of tones will be lost.

 

Northwich Art Shop

111 Witton Street

Northwich

CW9 5DY

Tel: 01606 42770

 

Ok ... we are restarting deliveries ... but there are RULES...

In the process of setting up an online store BUT if you KNOW what you need please send email sales@northwichartshop.com (don't call us as we only have 1 line) ...

I will check stocks, and call you for payment, we will collate orders and deliver as soon as possible after order.

Please include your PHONE NUMBER and ADDRESS in the message.

Do NOT send card details we can do that over the phone to start with. Minimum order for delivery £20.

Delivery limits ... Stockton Heath, Wilmslow, Middlewich, Knutsford (inc the Peovers), Nantwich, and Delamere (and obvs all villages etc. in between). But no reasonable enquiries refused!

 

Orders under £20 will attract an additional £10 charge.

 

We will practice knock and drop deliveries and safe distancing at all times. You and our safety is paramount! 

 

We CANNOT offer collection from the shop, and will NOT be opening the front door to visitors, payment must be made by card before delivery NO CASH.