The Academy Pastel Manufacturers Directory
The following listings are of the main pastel manufacturers worldwide. It is not a definitive list, and it will grow and change with time. It will be regularly revised. The main company websites are directly linked, as are when possible, the colour charts (many of which are downloadable PDF’s) and major available sets from each manufacturer.
Whenever possible I will add my own thoughts on some ranges based on my own experience with using them. My opinions are only meant to act a a guide and of course, a with all things to do with pastel, each range will have its own characteristics and will respond differently depending on the surface used, and the technique you employ.
Ferarrio Italian soft pastels
Ferarrio Pastels: (Also known as Artisti)
Sennelier Website Link – Featuring all of Sennelier Pastel info and other products.
Sennelier Colour Chart -featuring all colours in PDF downloadable format.
Sennelier Latour Fixative – One of the best which I can personally recommend.
Sennelier Pastel Card – Sennelier La Carte – known as Pastel Card – again one I can personally recommend.
STAEDLER – new soft pastels