Dan Hersey, Chairman and son of Unison Colour founder John Hersey, and Jim Longman, one of their team of makers, visited the Jackson’s studio to talk about the history of the Northumberland based pastels company, and share the reasons why their pastels are regarded as some of the finest in the world.
In part one, Dan Hersey shares his memories of how the colours of the Northumberland landscape inspired the colours that his father began to make, and talks about how their continued success is founded upon a value of tradition and a passion for colour.
In part two, Jim Longman, aka ‘Unison Jim’, talks about the specific treatment required for each and individual colour and the importance of the right hand-rolling technique.
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