Clairefontaine have been a manufacturer of specialist papers for over 150 years. Their Pastelmat is a unique board that offers pastel artists a surface somewhere between the grit of sandpaper and the softness of velour. We also stock a selection of Paint’ON Multi Technique Paper Pads - these heavy weight paper pads are ideal for many techniques including drawing, sketching, ink, gouache, acrylic and will even accept light washes of watercolour.
The company consciously work to maintain French forests in order to manage them sustainably. They are self-sufficient for 80% of their electrical consumption and the mill also has its own biological installations for water treatment.