Curtisward works with some of the best known brands in the art and craft industry to ensure that you get the best quality materials, most suited to your artwork or project. We have carefully selected manufacturers and UK licence holders to supply us with a comprehensive range of top branded goods for fine art, illustration, design, calligraphy, model-making, printing and crafting that we, ourselves, have enjoyed using over the years.
Some of these brands have been stamped on our psyche because of their longevity, innovation, global presence and reputation whilst others have a long tradition of producing wonderful art materials but are only now becoming household names in the UK. For those of you who have used these brands, we are happy to see that you share our enthusiasm for them and want to see us expand their ranges further.
How do I learn more about the different Art Supplies brands? Click on a brand, above, and you will be taken to a page with a short history of that brand and the products they produce that Curtisward offers.
Where are most art materials made? Germany and Austria both have an outstanding number of artist’s paint, brush and pencil manufacturers with amazing histories and the Dutch and French make a huge number of paint, pastel and ink products under many different banners. America manufactures many quality craft and paint items and, in the UK, we have a long established brush-manufacturing industry. Most companies also have a second manufacturing location based in countries like China or Brazil for their children’s or student ranges.
How many Art Brands does Curtisward offer? Curtisward lists in access of 50 top brands specifically concerned with the production of art materials for the artist, illustrator, designer, print-maker, model-maker or crafter including Sennelier, Royal Talens, Faber Castell, Tombow, Fabriano, Pro Arte, Da Vinci, Winsor & Newton and Brause to name but a few.