The name Sennelier has been synonymous with the finest pastels available in the world, whose intensity of colour and singular velvety feel have been appreciate by pastelists since the turn of the century. Sennelier’s first colours were commission by Degas, and are made the same way today by hand. Unlike other pastels, Sennelier pastels are pure pigment and are devoid of any fillers of clay, which dull the pastel’s colour. An exclusive natural binder holds their hand-selected pigments together, yielding vivid, and water-soluble colour. This set offers an introduction to Sennelier quality at an affordable price, perfect for beginners and students. The unlabelled half stick’s larger more robust form is perfect for turning on their sides and applying broad strokes of colour.