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Links to Art Supply Sources On-Line


They have the Zig Pens. I like Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro and use the Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro Pen Refill - Super Fine - cbeBlack: These pens are not waterproof, which makes them almost like using watercolors.

John Neal Books -

Excellent calligraphy pens, inks, and papers.


Lots of supplies for calligraphy, book arts, etc.



Established in 1962 by Elaine and Herbert Haas,

Talas became the first company in the US to serve

the museum and library community with

hand bookbinding and conservation supplies.

Recommendations from students:

Espresso Coffee Tamper: Suitable to make grinder for pigments (Recommended by Jackie Olson):

"It was a recommendation on the web from someone making their own gesso. At $19, this one costs less than half of the usual muller prices. There were also suggestions to find a glass object that had a perfectly flat bottom, like a glass or other knick-knack, maybe at thrift stores. It needs to be sturdy enough to put pressure on the glass plate."

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