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Horsehair Sumi-e Paint Brush With Ceramic Ferrule Art Supplies Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Horsehair Sumi-e Paint Brush With Ceramic Ferrule


The brush handle was made with a beautiful natural piece of driftwood (from the Flathead Valley) and high-quality mixed color horsehair. The brush ferrule is ceramic. The horsehair is soft, has great flex, strong spring, and will make a wide variety of marks, from wide/dynamic to very fine.

The bristle of this brush is 10" in length and can make wide sweeping marks. The bristle can also be manipulated (the shape of the bristle head) to influence the mark it will make.

The brush has:

  • A leather hanging strap
  • The ferrule is ceramic

Traditional Sumi-e style bristle head:

  • The horsehair is 11" in length/width
  • The driftwood handle is 9" 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".


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