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Didier Clad is an Alsatian artist who has won several awards, including the Métiers d’Arts prize for copperplate engraving in 2000 – Sema, Paris. He is a plastic artist, intaglio printmaker and publisher of artists’ books, and he has been selected by the Institut National des Métiers d´Art to take part in the 2024 event.
Hanging ARCHES® papers

Hanging ARCHES® papers up to dry with clothes pegs

The Arches paper mill is renowned the world over for its top-of-the-range papers made on a cylinder mould. But did you know how the paper was traditionally dried? In these photos, you can see sheets of ARCHES® paper hung up like washing to air dry:
the best paper for watercolours

ARCHES® Aquarelle is the best paper for watercolours

You will find a vast range of Fine Arts papers in specialist stores. However, it is essential to make the right choice to ensure that you can paint your best watercolours without limiting your possibilities. Here we explain why ARCHES® Aquarelle paper is the best
Velin d'ARCHES paper

Velin d’ARCHES® paper

Velin d’ARCHES® is a superior quality 100% cotton wove paper emblematic of the ARCHES® range and the undisputed paper of choice in the art world. Made on a cylinder mould using carefully selected cotton linters which give it a sensual feel as well as excellent
Luke Adam Hawker

Luke Adam Hawker, an artist connected to his world

Luke Adam Hawker is a professional artist based in Surrey, England. He studied Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent University and worked as a designer in London before becoming a full-time artist in 2015. He has a passion for drawing on location and is fascinated by the world around him, using art as a way of connecting with places and people.

21st Sarcelles International Engraving Biennial

The 21st Sarcelles International Engraving Biennial is on now and until 10 December at the Janine Haddad School in Sarcelles, France. This event is a point of reference for engravers from all over the world, and this time 250 artists from 36 countries are represented.
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