Derwent has a long and distinguished history, and they are naturally very proud of it. At the same time, however, they have a reputation for innovative products that excite and inspire artists worldwide. Producing the finest pencils in the world has been a passion for the Cumberland Pencil Company since it was formed in 1832. And that passion and commitment to excellence is demonstrated to perfection in the Derwent brand of fine art drawing media.
Although justifiably proud of its heritage, Derwent also has a reputation for innovation. From the classic ranges of Artists, Graphic and Watercolour to exciting introductions such as Graphitint, Aquatone and Tinted Charcoal, Derwent has been inspiring artists worldwide for many years and continues to do so.