Black Friday? How about color-filled Friday, with pigments and tools and accessories from Ancient Earth Pigments!
Now through December 5th, enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase, before taxes and shipping. Use the code GIFT21 at checkout. Act soon to have the best chance of receiving your shipment before December 25th.
We have just completed a major update of our international shipping rates. The changes reflect new postal rates as of 2021, and a shift to US Postal Service International Priority Mail Express as our preferred means of shipping our products to other countries. This change enables us to provide insurance for larger shipments (limited under regular International Priority Mail), and to continue to provide service to a number of countries, such as Australia, where the USPS has suspended non-express mail services due to the pandemic’s impact on the global transportation network. We also believe this service will allow packages to be delivered more quickly.
Of course, this means, our international shipping prices will be changing. However, we’ve found that adding detail to our tables and using more up-to-date information means that in many cases, we can charge less for shipping larger orders than we did before despite the upgrade in service. So if you’ve been holding back on ordering things you need for your fall and winter projects, this might be good news all round!
Our domestic shipping rates have not changed. We are keeping open the possibility of adding more options for shipping, but we still find that the US Postal Service provides the most economical service, even for international destinations. We haven’t lost an order yet!
Thanks for your patience and support as we continue to navigate the global pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates on our autumn activities at Ancient Earth Pigments.
If you recently tried to order one of our unique glass mini-muller and grinding plate sets but found them out of stock, rejoice! We have some more, and are happy to offer them on line for you. The ground glass surface of the 4″x4″ plates and the approximately 1 cm2 working surface of the mini-mullers are perfect for working with small amounts of pigments, in, for example, manuscript illumination. See Anna’s making egg tempera demonstration on our YouTube channel for a demonstration of this set in use.
Linda takes to the studio to demonstrate making three different paints – watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera – from one pigment. Our Alizarin Crimson, a synthesis of the natural pigment from the madder plant, is used to make three different kinds of paints. More demonstration videos coming soon!