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.


Production Tools/Process

We use a pestle and mortar to hand grand new pigments as we begin formulating new colours

Pestle & Mortar

Our laboratory mixer used for high speed mixing fresh sample batches

Laboratory mixer

Our smaller 3 roll mill capable of small to medium size batches ensures full despersment of Pigments

Small 3 Roll Mill

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

Medium 3 Roll Mill

Our large mixer capable of mixing medium to large batches

Medium Sized Mixer

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

Aluminium Tube Closer

We swatch a small sample of each batch onto our labels by hand to show you the exact colour in that tube

Jackman’s Art Materials Burnt Sienna Label after painting on swatch