Martin Demonstrating at Harrogate 2023

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    AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW! For a long time now, we have been asked if we are going to produce a bright range of colours to complement the more earthy Intrinsic Colour Collection. We have finally…

  • May ’23 Texture Challenge Slideshow

    May ’23 Texture Challenge Slideshow

    Well done, and thank you to all our members who contributed to this challenge of ‘Texture’. It is always such fun looking through the submissions to the challenges and see how members interpret the brief.…

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