Escoda

In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, 25km outside Barcelona, you will find Sabadell. In 1933 in this city of around 200.000 inhabitants, the first artist brush factory in Spain was born. From that date until now quite possibly 75.000.000 brushes have been manufactured, all handmade and following deep-rooted traditional procedures. Towards the end of 1933 Josep Escoda Roig founded a small family company. His two sons extended it and now the third generation is ensuring its continuity. This long trajectory now forms part of the history, and the speciality the permanent pride of one family. Escoda was the first brush manufacturer in Europe to be awarded the ISO UNE-ISO 9001/100 Quality Certificate. This prestigious recognition is the result of devotion in line with continuous improvement in the design and quality of its brushes. The tenacity of 75 years devoted to a unique and increasingly specific activity enables Escoda to compare the writer’s quill or the sculptor’s chisel to the seismograph and a brush, as they all transmit the sensitivity of the artist, converting his or her inspiration into art. There are no machines to make quality artist brushes. Escoda's machines are their hands, nails, fingertips, touch, intuition and the innate skill of every operator with their many years of practice and experience. All these qualities combine to perform the miracle of creating a brush.
  • Escoda Artist Brush & Hand Soap NZD $16.70
    Hand-crafted Escoda brushes deserve the best care. Now they can receive it, when artists use Escoda's Artist Brush and Hand Soap. Made from 82% extra-virgin olive oil from sun-drenched Toledo, this 100% natural formula is both effective and truly gentle — so gentle, in fact, that Escoda recommends using it to clean paint from your hands. Produced in Spain using a centuries-old technique, every bar of Escoda Artist Brush and Hand Soap is hand-cut and stamped with the Escoda name — your promise of exceptional quality. Brush care instructions are included with every bar. 3.53 oz (100 g)... more »
  • Escoda 2920 Kolinsky-Tajmyr Brights NZD $21.40 - $54.30 6 items
  • Escoda Perla 1430 NZD $15.10 - $91.00
    Escoda Perla Toray White is one of the finest quality synthetic fibers available for artists working with watercolors and acrylic. It keeps an excellent point and edge for a soft, yet controlled application. Escoda cures each brush to improve the spring and resilience of the hair. The short, lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule. The nylon filaments vary in diameter to allow for a more natural appearance.... more »
    12 items
  • Escoda Primera NZD $14.50 - $50.50
    Escoda Primera Teijin fiber is a synthetic with thicker and stiffer fibers for work with heavier bodied paints. It's a great brush for painters using gouache, egg tempera, and even acrylic paints. The Teijin fiber is maroon colored and holds its shape and edge extremely well even with thicker paints. It works well in watercolor for edge and snap, but holds less water. The short brown lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule.... more »
    24 items
  • Escoda Opera Takatsu NZD $16.50 - $54.40
    Escoda Takatsu is a synthetic filament that has a feel that is almost identical to traditional sable, but much more robust. The extra natural spring and resilience of the blended filaments makes it an excellent choice for acrylics and oils. The Escoda curing process creates a brush head that consistently snaps back to its original shape. The long, red-lacquered wood handle is triple crimped to the nickel-plated brass ferrule.... more »
    24 items
  • Escoda 7744 NZD $20.66 - $67.50 5 items
  • Escoda 7643 NZD $32.00 - $101.60 5 items
  • Escoda 2360 Flat NZD $21.70 - $30.60 6 items
  • Escoda 2420 Round NZD $19.00 - $143.70 9 items
  • Escoda 1214 Travel Watercolour Brushes NZD $38.40 - $145.50 6 items
  • Escoda 1212 Kolinsky-Tajmyr Round NZD $16.10 - $197.40 13 items

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