Earth Terrages Wet and Dry Pastels


Why use anything else but the best - Choosing Keeping is pleased to offer these very special pastels made using conservation-abiding 15th century old Italian methods, and containing fine premium pigments for a rich but smooth effect. 

The organic, pebble shape and size of these pastels should allow for more vigorous and dynamic strokes, as they are less likely to crumble in hand.

Some pumice is added to the pigment to break open the surface of the paper - giving depth in colour. 

If you have been using commercial, mass manufactured pastels before - which contain chalks and other dusty fillers - this medium is incomparable. They are carefully handmade, in small batches, with the aim of giving each colour the greatest clarity and brightness, allowing the artist to explore the pigments full character.  

In addition these pastels can be used wet, for a watercolour effect. 

Ingredients: Pumice, tragacanth gum and natural pigment
12 Colours
Each pastel measures approx. 38 x 25 x 20 (thick) mm