Versatility in painting is a beautiful trait, and there's no more versatile style brush than the Cobalt Filbert #8! A filbert is a narrow, flat brush with hairs that come to a rounded point. Used on its side, a filbert gives a thin line; used flat it produces a broad brush stroke. Create a tapered mark by varying the pressure as you apply the brush to bisque.
These brushes are Golden Taklon--meaning they are synthetic bristles. Taklon is especially useful in ceramics craft because it holds more water than normal natural brushes, which allows for cleaner, longer brush strokes. They also perform very well with acrylics due to their cell structure. Natural hair brushes can be broken down by acrylics over time due to paint becoming trapped in the cell structure. Golden Taklon is manmade nylon, so it won't degrade over time even when using the popular medium: acrylic.
The handle is seamless acrylic and absorbs no water, meaning studios don't need to worry so much about handle decay. A lot of painters leave their brushes in the water; this handle can live up to that test.
The ferrule is nickel-plated. This ensures a rust-free and strong structure, which will give the brush longevity and helps keep the bristle structure constant. Other materials can bend over time, allowing hair to be released and ultimately destroy the brush. Not to mention, it means leaving hairs in your painting (so annoying)!
All in all, these brushes are well-constructed to keep their value and shape over multiple uses and abuses. These will do particularly well in a studio atmosphere where they will be used on a daily basis, so be sure to add them to your cart today!