Set of pastel pencils and pastel cubes by Caran D’Ache, available in a set of 12 each or a set of 20 each. Caran D'Ache pastel cubes add a richness to color and have a soft, powdery texture that allows for generous shading. The 3¼" × ¼" (83 mm × 6 mm) shape of each pastel cube is easy to handle and features an imprinted color identification number. Caran d'Ache Pastel Cubes can be held horizontally for covering large areas, or vertically to create fine details. The Caran D’Ache pastel pencils’ thoughtfully made pastels are carefully glued between two strips of the finest California cedar, then sharpened in a double-cone process, a particularly delicate operation for such a fragile product. Features of these pencils include a large lead diameter (4.7 mm) with a strong point and a rich texture that adheres well to most surfaces. Creamy to apply, the pencils shade easily, while their hexagonal, rounded barrels reduce the risk of breakage from rolling off work surfaces. Both the pencils and cubes are made from pure raw materials that are ground to an ultrafine texture, and the resulting pastel paste is fed by hand into moulding dies and allowed to dry at room temperature over several days. The color range includes a well-balanced selection of shades that are vivid, luminous, natural (toned down), and respond perfectly to the needs of professional pastelists. Caran d'Ache Pastels are also exceptionally lightfast.
Set of 12 includes 12 pastel pencils and 12 pastel cubes Set of 20 includes 20 pastel pencils and 20 pastel cubes
Swiss made from 1915 to the present day. Caran d’Ache was founded when Geneva had no other pencil maker. The city was filled with watchmakers and jewelers and that atmosphere of detail and innovation affected this company. They designed the first mechanical pencil, invented the first watercolor pencil and their line of pencils, luminance 6901, won a certificate for the highest lightfastness. In all their products there’s care for the environment in which they source materials, the quality of craftsmanship, and the safety and experience of the people whose hands will eventually hold these tools.