Jackman's Art Materials
About Jackman’s Art Materials
Professional Handmade Watercolours
Using a unique binder produced without ox-gall or any other animal by-products, our binder is completely synthetic making nearly every watercolour (Ivory Black being the only one not due to the pigment) Vegan friendly
Being a second generation chemist & growing up in the art materials industry myself, I have worked closely with a series of chemists who have been in the industry for 40+ years to create a professional range of watercolours high in pigment with a consistent creamy texture that remains smooth when dry without cracking, crumbling, chipping or moulding in the palette. Colours can be rewetted and used like a pan colour - simply fill the wells of a suitable palette with the desired colour selection, allow it to dry, then wet the colour when needed.
We carefully source and select only the finest pigments direct from the manufacture to ensure the highest possible standards
The mixture of pigment and binder are first mixed until fully “wetted out” then poured onto our traditional triple roll mill until a fine paste is formed, we run each colour over the mill multiple times until the pigment particles are dispersed evenly and finely to allow a flawless unity of the watercolour wash
Each tube, pot or pan are then hand poured. Tubes are sealed with our custom built aluminium tube closer and - the final touch - we hand paint the colour onto each label so you can see exactly how it will look before opening the tube.
We use a pestle and mortar to hand grand new pigments as we begin formulating new colours
Our laboratory mixer used for high speed mixing fresh sample batches
Our smaller 3 roll mill capable of small to medium size batches ensures full despersment of Pigments
Check out our 3 roll mill in action in the below video showing our process from pigment to tube featuring our Burnt Sienna
Our large 3 roll mill capable of medium to large sized batches
Our large mixer capable of mixing medium to large batches
Sealing tubes can be a tricky task so we had a custom built tube closer designed and built just for us, please contact us if you would like more information or would like to purchase one for yourself
We swatch a small sample of each batch onto our labels by hand to show you the exact colour in that tube