Coarse Grey Horsehair Sumi-e Paintbrush With Porcelain Ferrule
This brush has super coarse and wiry grey horsehair bristles. The brush ferrule is porcelain, and the painted design was done by Elizabeth with her favorite feather brush. The super-coarse grey horsehair is very stiff, wiry, has great flex, strong spring, and will make a wide variety of marks, from wide/dynamic to very fine. It also has natural, uncut ends. The handle of the brush was created using a beautiful piece of driftwood from Flathead lake. It does have a slight curve, but it is nice to hold and is very compatible with the rest of the brush.
The brush has:
- A leather hanging strap
- The ferrule is porcelain
Traditional Sumi-e style bristle head:
- The grey horsehair in 8" length/width
- The driftwood wooden handle is 12" in length
My brushes are made to create a vast array of marks. When I make a brush I think about all aspects of the tool: how it looks, how it feels in the hand, and how it paints - to ensure that the end product is a true "fine art tool".
(Click on the image below for a demonstration of this brush type)