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Artists Charcoal

The Perfect Drawing Material

We provide high grade charcoal for artists

The Dorset Charcoal Company supplies a number of different forms of charcoal for artistic purposes.

• Fine Art: Charcoal Sticks, Blocks, Powder and Ash are supplied to many highly talented artists for use in their work, most notably Rosie Emerson.

• Art Boxes: A selection of finest drawing charcoal made from well managed local willow. The selection comprises of a mixture of sticks and blocks, with a range in thickness of sticks and an assortment of natural blocks. 

• Schools and Colleges: We supply 10 litre buckets of assorted high quality natural willow charcoal lumps (as opposed to sticks) at very competitive prices.

Contact us for more information.

Artists Charcoal Powder in a heart shape

Artists Charcoal

Exhibitions, Festivals and Shows


The Dorset Company's Lump Wood Charcoal was used at the spectacular Inside Out Festival of Light in Bournemouth Gardens at the end of the summer of 2008. 

As well as supplying the Fire and Light Display in Southampton city centre in November 2010. 

In November 2013 Dorset Charcoal was used by pa Boom for their Hot Heads show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Artist Toby Wiggin's portrait of Jim Bettle

Local artist Toby Wiggins' charcoal portrait of Dorset Charcoal's founder, Jim Bettle is in the National Portrait Gallery.

Artist Mike Chapman drwaing horse with Dorset Charcoal

Mike Chapman drawing at Harry Fry Racing Stables.


“The Dorset Charcoal Company supply wonderful artists grade charcoal, they have also been useful in suppling me with various grades of powder and ash. It is a quality product, beautiful to use, the charcoal powder is surprisingly sparkly, and it is good to know it has come from sustainable source too. ” 


Rosie Emerson - 2014

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