Welcome To Terry Ludwig Pastels

About Terry Ludwig Pastels

About Our Handcrafted Pastels

After being an oiler painter for 35 years, Terry Ludwig discovered how much he enjoyed the pastel medium and became an avid pastel artist, but was unable to find the colors he could mix with his oils.   He  began experimenting with formulas for making his own pastels in 1995. His goal was to create a vast array of color in pastels that were uniformly soft across all densities of hue for his own use.

Through a great deal of research, trial and error he developed his own unique pastels, some of which are unavailable elsewhere, in a unique square pastel. His original goal was to make pastels for his own use until artist friends began to request some of unique pastels.

Terry Ludwig Pastels are now sold internationally and there are 640 colors currently in existence.

Each pastel is crafted with a broad range of pigments by hand with minimal natural binders. This renders a highly concentrated, velvety pastels. The square shape delivers thick, broad strokes or thin, precise lines where necessary. The size of our pastels are approximately 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″. Because each pastel is handcrafted, the size and shape may vary slightly.

Terry is an internationally known artist and has travel extensively in the U.S., Canada, and Australia as a very popular workshop instructor. In 2005 Terry Ludwig Pastels, LLC was formed and Terry became Owner and Chief Colorologist.  READ MORE ABOUT TERRY HERE.

In 2016 Terry’s son, Geoff Ludwig, joined Terry Ludwig Pastels, LLC as Owner/Manager.  He has 26 years of experience as a jeweler doing custom and repair work with internationally known jewelers as well as for mom/pop shops.  During these years, Geoff has developed and eye for color and the art of jewelry designing.
From our hands to yours, we make award winning, handmade pastels in more than 600 colors. SHOP OUR SETS OF PASTELS HERE.

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