LAURIS PHILLIPS SUMI-E
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Handmade "WILD" Brushes

Handmade "WILD" Brushes

A note on my handmade brushes:

Many of the brushes I use are made by myself from the tails of road-killed animals or otherwise collected fur.  I am offering some of these for sale.  These are made from coyote, grey squirrel, raccoon, fox and horse. The handles are of homegrown bamboo.

The marks and lines possible from these unique brushes are excitingly wild or graceful and always full of personality.  They can be used for sumi-e or calligraphy.  I can custom make a brush for you.  Cost will vary according to size.  Please inquire on my contact page.  

Jackrabbit and Coyote brushes / Ocotillo, Palm and Bamboo handles /2015

Jackrabbit and Coyote brushes / Ocotillo, Palm and Bamboo handles /2015

made during Artist's Residency at Anza-Borrego State Park, April 2015

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

This brush was constructed with Ellen LeBel at my studio for use in a calligraphy workshop by Pearl Huang and Ellen.  

It is of sisal fibre bound with copper wire to a bamboo handle. 

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

Brush "kit"

Brush "kit"

large fox, medium racoon and small squirrel

Handmade "WILD" Brushes

A note on my handmade brushes:

Many of the brushes I use are made by myself from the tails of road-killed animals or otherwise collected fur.  I am offering some of these for sale.  These are made from coyote, grey squirrel, raccoon, fox and horse. The handles are of homegrown bamboo.

The marks and lines possible from these unique brushes are excitingly wild or graceful and always full of personality.  They can be used for sumi-e or calligraphy.  I can custom make a brush for you.  Cost will vary according to size.  Please inquire on my contact page.  

Jackrabbit and Coyote brushes / Ocotillo, Palm and Bamboo handles /2015

made during Artist's Residency at Anza-Borrego State Park, April 2015

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

This brush was constructed with Ellen LeBel at my studio for use in a calligraphy workshop by Pearl Huang and Ellen.  

It is of sisal fibre bound with copper wire to a bamboo handle. 

Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014

Brush "kit"

large fox, medium racoon and small squirrel

Handmade "WILD" Brushes
Jackrabbit and Coyote brushes / Ocotillo, Palm and Bamboo handles /2015
Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014
Fu, "Lion" brush / 2014
Brush "kit"