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kentiessen
09-24-2008, 12:03 PM
This summer while in Colorado I had the pleasure of meeting Terry Ludwig and having him give us a tour of his workshop. A friend and I went to Littleton, a suburb of Denver, to meet him and see how he makes his great pastels.

First of all, let me say that Terry is the greatest- enthusiastic, helpful, funny, and a great advocate of the arts. The shop has areas for holding workshops, raw pastel materials, pastel making, and offices. I had known some basics about how pastels can be made, but Terry showed us the whole process, from start to finish.

To see all his colors laid out in a spectrum, and in sets, was a real treat. Of course, it was impossible not to buy some, but I would have liked to come home with at least one of each. He will even make custom pastels, matching specific colors for you from a sample.

If you ever pass through Denver, make sure you give him a call and drop in. For those who haven't met him or tried some of his pastels, you absolutely should. He is a true lover of the arts and a great guy- from his hospitality to all his terrific pastels, and if you are lucky, he'll give you a 'Nugget'.

Ken

water girl
09-24-2008, 06:19 PM
Ken, how fortunate for you to have visited "Terry's World". I think that anyone who has met him will say the same things.... he's just the best! The closest most will get to seeing all his fabulous colors at once would be at an IAPS convention...and that is just around the corner!

Scottyarthur
09-25-2008, 12:08 AM
Yes Ken he is all that and more. I have also had the pleasure of meeting him several times and am one of the lucky ones to live not far from his studio.

Constellation
09-25-2008, 09:38 AM
What a neat experience! Lucky YOU! Donna R.

Weezy
09-25-2008, 10:45 AM
Does anybody know when the new neutrals are actually coming out???
I feel like the Mervynn's commercial.....open, open, open........the box!!!:lol:

Rose Queen
09-25-2008, 02:47 PM
Terry pops into the WetCanvas chatroom sometimes in the evenings, so if you live far from Denver, but would like to 'meet' him anyway, stop in! Even if he's not there when you stop by, the rest of the denizens of the chatroom stand ready to make you feel at home!



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halthepainter
09-25-2008, 02:53 PM
Thank you for the up close and personal on Terry. I've never even considered his pastels but if he's a great guy, I'll have to give his product a look someday. I would prefer to buy from a great individual than an impersonal corporation. (that is unless the price differential is too great, after all I am a cheap New Englander.)

kentiessen
09-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Thank you for the up close and personal on Terry. I've never even considered his pastels but if he's a great guy, I'll have to give his product a look someday. I would prefer to buy from a great individual than an impersonal corporation. (that is unless the price differential is too great, after all I am a cheap New Englander.)

You have the immediate feeling that he shares your passion for art- that you are with an artist who happens to make pastels also. I do feel the pastels are more than competitive in price, and are generous in size in a terrific range of color.
Ken

PeggyB
09-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Hey Ken - did you happen to see any of the gnomes that mine those "nuggets"? They were all out of the office when I stopped by so all I got to see is the painting Terry did of them when they weren't watching. :lol:

My nugget happens to be light cobalt blue and medium red violet. The box feel from the shelf I have it on, and some pieces broke off, but for the most part it is still intact. I've given those pieces to students who don't own any of Terry's pastels, and to a person they have all ordered some other colors since then. So Halthepainter, you might want to put your "cheapness" aside and give them a try. :)

Peggy

Maggie P
09-27-2008, 07:32 PM
Does anybody know when the new neutrals are actually coming out???
I feel like the Mervynn's commercial.....open, open, open........the box!!!:lol:

The new neutrals (aka the Maggie Price Essential Gray Set) are almost ready to go into production. I'm expecting to see a preview set within 10 days. Then it will take some weeks to get enough to start selling. I will keep you posted!

It is fun to see the Ludwig studio, just hard not to drool on the pastels. I love their new classroom and am looking forward to teaching there next summer.

knippes
09-27-2008, 08:01 PM
Maggie, Is this going to be your class in July? If so, is it all going to be indoors? I'm right around the corner from Terry's and would love to attend.
It is fun to see the Ludwig studio, just hard not to drool on the pastels. I love their new classroom and am looking forward to teaching there next summer. -Kym

Maggie P
09-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Yes, Kym, it will be indoors, studio techniques. July 10,11, and 12 at Terry's studio. You can sign up on my web site.

Hope it will work for you!