Located in the Vosges region of France , Clairefontaine was established on the site of a 16th century paper mill. The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France.
  • Clairefontaine : Fontaine 100% Cotton Watercolour Sheets
    Fontaine 100% Cotton Watercolour Sheets$10.95
    Fruit of three centuries of experience and the development of CLAIREFONTAINE’s specific technology, this 100% pure cotton paper is one of the finest in their range.
    The purity of the water and the cotton which make up the paper pulp, the quality and uniformity of its sizing adapted to modern pigments as well as its almost hand-made manufacturing methods, have created a unique paper.
    Its absorption potential and its resistance to warping even with plenty of water, its ability to catch the pigments without dulling them while allowing for reworking makes it exceptionally easy to use. This remarkable paper will enhance the pleasure of painting and the success of your work. 300gsm
    3 items
  • Clairefontaine : Pastelmat Pads
    Pastelmat Pads$27.50-$80.95
    A new concept for those who use pastels. The pastel adheres so well to this new paper that you don't need to use a fixative between each layer. You are able to multiply the layers without a saturation effect. Heavy 360g paper 12 acid free sheets per pad. In the pad, each sheet is seperated by a crystal separator sheet.
    Made in France by Clairefontaine.
    18 items
  • Clairefontaine Kraft Pads
    Clairefontaine Kraft Pads$16.68-$33.13
    Glue bound, ribbed craft paper pads. 90gsm, 100 sheets.
    2 items
  • Clairefontaine Paint On Pads Naturel
    Clairefontaine Paint On Pads Naturel$15.15-$45.45
    A bulky 250gsm natural coloured paper suitable for acrylic, gouache, ink, pencil, charcoal, felt-tip, gluing, oil pastels etc.
    3 items
  • Clairefontaine Paint On Pads
    Clairefontaine Paint On Pads$15.15-$41.40
    A bulky 250gsm white paper suitable for acrylic, gouache, ink, pencil, charcoal, felt-tip, gluing, oil pastels etc.
    3 items
  • Clairefontaine : Clairefontaine Fifty-Fifty Drawing Pad
    Clairefontaine Fifty-Fifty Drawing Pad$22.50
    100 sheets of 90gsm paper, alternating white and cream in colour. A4
  • Clairefontaine : GraF it Assorted Sketch Pads
    GraF it Assorted Sketch Pads$5.60-$31.50
    80 sheets of white 90gsm drawing paper in a perforated pad.
    4 items
  • Clairefontaine : Dessin a Grain Drawing Pad
    Dessin a Grain Drawing Pad$8.60-$31.40
    Off-white, cold pressed in a 30 sheet pad. 180gsm
    3 items
  • Clairefontaine : Pastelmat Sheets 500 x 700
    Pastelmat Sheets 500 x 700$15.95
    The pastel adheres so well to this new paper that you don't need to use a fixative between each layer. You are able to multiply the layers without a saturation effect. Pastelmat brings new opportunities for pastel artists, offering a coarser surface than velour but a softer surface than sand paper. Rub out or wet the paper, the Pastelmat keeps its original properties. 360gsm
    11 items
  • Clairefontaine : 100% Recycled Zap Books
    100% Recycled Zap Books$14.00-$20.00
    These colourful, chunky, eye-catching Zap Books have a generous 160 sheets per book. The 100% recycled books from Clairefontaine are perfect for sketches, notes and jotting. Available in 4 assorted cover colours. Zap Books feature 80gsm recycled plain pages. The environmentally conscious Clairefontaine Zap Book range has legendary French made recycled paper, which is produced in an environmentally sensitive manner. Made in France
    2 items
  • Clairefontaine : Rhodia Sketchbooks
    Rhodia Sketchbooks$19.00-$30.00
    The Rhodia Webnotebook (nickednamed "Webbie") offers super smooth, fountain pen friendly, 90g French-milled Clairefontaine paper. The Webbie's hard-bound Italian leatherette cover, expandable pocket, elegant round corners and elastic closure draws comparisons with similar journals, but its superior quality paper sets it apart.
    2 items
  • Clairefontaine : Clairefontaine Watercolour Travel Journals
    Clairefontaine Watercolour Travel Journals$36.00
    Made in France, this Travel Journal has 25 sheets of 300gsm premium, spiral-bound watercolour paper.
    2 items
  • Clairefontaine : Clairefontaine Watercolour Sketchbooks
    Clairefontaine Watercolour Sketchbooks$48.40
    This linen covered watercolour sketchbook has 60 sheets of cold pressed, premium, 180gsm paper.
    3 items
  • Clairefontaine : Clairefontaine Sketchbooks
    Clairefontaine Sketchbooks$15.00-$21.00
    Clairefontaine is famous for its exceptionally white and ultra smooth vellum paper.
    4 items
  • Tracing Rolls
    Tracing Rolls$87.401 item
  • Clairefontaine : Clairefontaine Art Folders
    Clairefontaine Art Folders$18.72-$36.60
    Made with natural fiber so that it's possible to have fun, to customize and decorate!
    2 items

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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island and Great Barrier: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30 per order

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