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How critical are you?

How critical are you? We don’t wish to pry into your personal life or enquire how you may struggle to…

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Artist in an alien environment…

We asked Cranfield customer and emerging artist Jess Kerridge to reflect upon a year away from her fine art course…

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Genuinely unique…

We’ve been speaking to New York artist Charity Henderson about her unique, compelling, and instantly recognisable work and the ups…

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Come and see us soon!

With restrictions lifted we have been able to welcome visitors to the factory once again. A group of 16 staff…

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Alla Prima…what does that mean for you?

Cranfield friend and gifted Columbian artist Laura Arango Baier talks to us from her current home in Norway about her…

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Discovering New York’s artistic history

Boy: we’ve seen some unexpected sights in recent months! Salmagundi (based in New York’s Greenwich Village) is one of America’s…

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You got know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em…

We have many art works bequeathed to the company that are still as vibrant and striking as the day they…

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The guy who invented the Polaroid…

Edwin Land was a remarkable man whose knowledge of colour science and the chemistry of silver halides (as used in…

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It’s a funny old mix..

Cranfield has been in conversation with two artists about their ‘go to’ paint mixed colours: Eminent British Artist and broadcaster…

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Please slow down!

Jemma Gunning tells us its OK to go slow and observe… Despite being only miles apart here in our corner…

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A good old catch up…

Sarah Hassett (National Sales & Marketing Manager of Heidelberg Fine Art) sat down with our Sales Director Rachel Rowe only…

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2020 will see you working from home.. yeah right!

Sales Director Rachel Rowe reflects on the ‘temporary normal’ that has seen thousands like Rachel ‘working from home’ in recent…

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A gifted forger from the 1920’s still fascinates today

As a paint maker I find Han van Meegeren fascinating rather than appealing. He was most definitely not a lovable…

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Wow! Did that just happen?

Print Day in May 2020 Robynn Smith (founder of the international Print Day in May) reflects on this year’s remarkable…

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..but what’s Alex Giffen ever done for Flatbed Centre for Contemporary Printmaking?

Hello! My name is Alex Giffen and I am the Lead Printer and Shop Manager at Flatbed Center for Contemporary…

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Loving Litho!

Jon Greene’s passion for all things printmaking is obvious and to add to his skills he got the grand opportunity…

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From here to intern-ity

Not all internships work, but some do….very well With a bewildering array of internships now available, not all are going…

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Sarah Carnline muses if paint makers should feel insecure…

‘Can painters coexist with emerging multi-media artists’ asks Cranfield’s US Sales Manager Sarah Carnline. Sadly I won’t get there to…

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Poignant timing…

Our US Sales Manager Sarah Carnline was clearing out a cupboard two weeks ago when she discovered a charming and…

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Does this smell OK to you?

We love having visitors at our head office in Wales (UK) and when we take a tour of the factory,…

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Metamerism and my hat!

Technical Manager Paul Lee tackles Metamerism in under two minutes… In the last few months, the Cranfield road-show has been…

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An Artist’s Life

Cranfield US Sales manager and artist Sarah-Malone Carnline takes a minute to muse on the ‘physicality of art’ and why…

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How long will my artwork last?

How long will my print or painting last? Do you remember the cheap print or painting your grandma had? The…

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Join an association!

Whilst I like to think we are less obscure than ‘The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’ or ‘The Association of…

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Hands that do dishes…

We’ve been taking the ‘Cranfield road show’ out and about recently – this is rather a grand title for an…

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A top assignment!

If you have never visited Japan, what are you waiting for? I was so pleased to have been given the…

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How ‘personal’ is ‘personal’?

Producing a painting or indeed any piece of art, however natural or innate the artists’ ability, can be a deeply…

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Working with the significant other…

Cranfield’s Sales Manager Rachel Rowe spent time talking with respected artists, husband and wife Simon and Rebecca Jewell. They work…

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Beats a bladder… three cheers for the aluminium tube!

We have so many rewarding links with customers, many of whom have been faithfully using our inks and paints for…

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Steve – The Mona Lisa of the colour world

  There’s something about Steve’s half smile He’s been a colour man for donkey’s years here at Cranfield and for much…

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Green Faces in the Gallery

Appearances can be deceptive. Next time you visit the National Gallery in London – take a look at The Annunciation…

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Catching up with Shirley Scott…

I’m not keen on interviews that start with ‘I caught up with Dorothy Godfrey-Pemberton as she smoked her third cigar…

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Missed the bus to the SGC Printmaking Fair in Atlanta?

In rude health! I’ve just returned from the annual meeting of the US Southern Graphics Council Conference – this year…

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The girl on the train

Cranfield Chemist Angela Brown muses on the 4.56 As I travelled home by train this summer (following the Wessex Main…

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Our re-branded 1st Birthday!

A year on, what was that re-branding business all about? At the time, many of you encouraged us with your…

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The colour-moody artist

One can’t generalise as to the workings of an artistic brain, however… Last week I was in the studio of…

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On the count of three….jump

I seem to remember an ‘urban myth’ from my youth suggesting that if everyone in China jumped off a chair…

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Happy mediums?

Most artists will know that daunting feeling when faced with lengthy racks of numerous mediums in your favourite art store.…

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Who Burnt the Umber?

Sometimes when walking through the factory, a colour will catch my eye. The vibrancy of a Cadmium Red, the acid…

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Cadmium pigments saved

We are delighted to inform you that in March 2016 the European Commission issued its communication confirming that it will not adopt a REACH…

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Colourful memories from George Craine

On completion of compulsory National Service in 1951, I worked briefly for a small printer before joining my Father at…

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White with a hint of …j’accuse!

  I’ve worked in the world of colour for 27 years, I studied colour at college, my father was a…

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Here’s How An Artist With Synesthesia “Sees” Famous Songs

Artist Melisa McCrcaken interpretation of John Lenons Imagine Is it possible to taste colours? Synesthesia is a very rare neurological…

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