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Innovation is at the heart of Derwent

Derwent pencils are made in the UK by The Cumberland Pencil Company. We have been making pencils in Cumbria since 1832 and combine traditional pencil making skills with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. Today, Derwent have a well-established reputation for innovation, inspiring artists with fantastic product ranges such as Inktense (buy here), Paint Pens (buy here) and Tinted Charcoal (buy here), alongside our classic range of Artists Pencils (buy here), Graphic Pencils (buy here) and Watercolour Pencils (buy here).
Review of XL Blocks

Robert Dutton reviews the Derwent XL Charcoal Blocks in Painters Online.

"Without doubt XL Blocks can help you to express your ideas in new and innovative ways. When working with them I make exciting discoveries all the time; the new-found freedom really assists my creativity – I like to use them liberally, very often on a large scale, and boy do they encourage that."