Market leading art suppliers Winsor & Newton, famous for water colour paints and brushes favoured by Queen Victoria and JMW Turner, introduced a new paper range to complement their water colour paints in 2017. Paper craft begins by selecting the finest ingredients - 100% cotton or cellulose wood pulp with pure spring water. These ingredients go through an authentic, artisanal production process which dates back to the 19th century, using a traditional cylinder mould at a paper mill in France.


To coincide with the launch of the new Winsor & Newton Water colour paper, set designer Lou Blackshaw, sculpted her interpretation of a cotton bud using Winsor & Newton’s new paper range as her medium. A reminder that W&N Water colour paper is made from 100% pure cotton, the graphic sculptures also demonstrate the resilience and structural prowess of the paper.

Lou Blackshaw’s sculpture was first shown in the windows of Cass Art stores and then displayed throughout Creativeworld on the Colart Stand.