Artist's Charcoal

The Perfect Drawing Material

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.

You can buy our artists charcoal here...
Frank Herring and Sons,
27 High West Street, Dorchester. DT1 1UP. 01305 264449

Artist Cahrcoal - Photograph by Richard Budd

Charcoal Sticks - 15cm

Rosie Emerson - Local Artist

Rosie Emerson

"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

Visit Rosie Emerson's website...


Exhibitions, Festivals and Shows

Lumpwood Dorset 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.

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

Our charcoal was also used at The Chelsea Flower Show in 2013,

Drawing with Charcoal

Assorted Charcoal Blocks - 5-10cm

Artist's Charcoal Blocks

Mike Chapman - Drawing with Charcoal

Horse Illustration by Mike Chapman

Dorset artist Mike Chapman creates a masterpiece; then the tools get eaten!

Local artist Mike Chapman is creating a set of charcoal studies of horses for an auction to raise money for The Horse Course Charity who work with young people 8-24yrs old and families in Weymouth. Using our Artists Dorset Charcoal, Mike spent time at Harry Fry Racing and the Horse Course with some outstanding results.

“I didn’t know that this charcoal that I draw with, also helps the horses to stay healthy and reach their peak condition - It's so fitting that I use it for these studies.” - Mike Chapman.

“It’s wonderful to see the charcoal being used in this way first hand – I think the work Mike has produced will be a great benefit to the Horse Course and hope we raise lots of money for their cause.” - Jim Bettle founder of The Dorset Charcoal Company.

Charcoal has been recognised for millennia as a wonderful aid to a healthy digestive system. Charcoal is super absorbent, as it has a huge surface area within its structure. When introduced to the gut it restores the correct PH balance in a passive way by collecting toxins before being “passed” out of the system naturally.

The Dorset Charcoal can be used as a fuel to cook on, added to soil to boost nutrients, and as a food supplement for animals. If you would like to bid for these pieces of signed artwork then please email or direct message your bid. The winning bid will be announced on Christmas Day making this a chance to secure that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one or to add to your collection.

Visit Artist Mike Chapman's website.
Photohraphy by Richard Budd.

Toby Wiggins' portrait of Jim Bettle

Industrial Charcoal Grade-3

Local artist Toby Wiggins' charcoal drawing of Jim Bettle is now in the National Portrait Gallery.

Charcoal Powder Charcoal Fines Animal Feed Supliments Gradener's BioChar