General Pencil Company’s art and craft pencils come to you from our factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. We believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations. Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now General Pencil Company. Still family owned and operated, our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment
This artist-quality velvety, smooth pure vine charcoal is ideal for sketching smokey grays and blacks for soft charcoal drawings and layouts. Approximate diameter of the thin stick is 3 to 4mm, the medium stick is 5 to 6mm and the thick stick is 7 to 9mm. The willow charcoal sticks tube contains one thick, two medium and two thin 5-1/2″ sticks
The blackest and richest drawing pencil by General Pencil. Lays down smooth like graphite, but is black and dark like a charcoal. The cedar wood encased pencils can be used in combination with charcoal, pastels or graphite.The 2-pencil set includes a sharpener.
These extra-smooth compressed charcoal sticks are versatile tools for artists of all levels. Each stick can be used as is or sharpened with a sharpener or a sandpaper block to achieve many different points and angles.
The 2-Stick Sets include two sticks of one degree of hardness each. The 4-Stick sets contain two soft, one medium and one hard stick. The 12-Stick Assorted set includes four each of 2B (Hard), 4B (Medium) and 6B (Soft) compressed charcoal sticks in a handy reusable sleeve that s great for storage and travel. Made in the USA
These handcrafted white charcoal pencils are encased in cedar, and are extra smooth for easy laydown. They re popular for use on dark papers and fabrics or to bring out highlights over black charcoal drawings. Try them with a wet brush for a unique wash effect. The set comes with two pencils and an artists sharpener designed for charcoal and pastel pencils.
Handcrafted by artisans, PRIMO Euro Blend Compressed Charcoal Sticks were created especially for artists seeking an intense, creamy, smooth charcoal. They can be used alone or in combination with other charcoal, pastel or mixed media. They can create broad strokes or can be sharpened to create desired or fine lines to achieve artists desired effects. They are also great for quick layouts for oil painting. This set includes three black and one white charcoal stick.