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Pencils & Drawing Medium

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It was back in the 1960s that Percy Coate began experimenting with the willow he grew to make drawing charcoal. Although it took some years to perfect the technique, by the 1970s he was finally ready to share the new Coates Willow Charcoal with the world. Percy's grandfather, Robert Coate started in business in 1819 as a 'withy merchant', buying and selling local willow crops. Today Coates is still very much a family concern with members of the family involved in all aspects of the business. For many years now Coates willow charcoal has been recognised as the best quality willow charcoal in the world and we are eager to maintain that reputation in the years to come.

The willow plant used for making artist charcoal grows very quickly and takes only one growing season before it is ready for use. It takes 3 days to turn raw willow sticks into willow charcoal ready for the artist to use. Artist charcoal is not the only item produced from the willow crop, if you would like to learn more about willow baskets and other willow items we create visit www.coatesenglishwillow.co.uk

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.