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Pastels That Are A True Work Of Art, Themselves!

Unison Soft Pastels, developed by British artist John Hersey, began in the early ‘80s when he could not find the working qualities he was looking for in the factory made pastels that were on the market. Hersey was disappointed that the mass-produced pastels broke too easily, were not consistent in texture, and didn’t suit his color vision as a painter. For several years he worked on handmade methods of production, the texture of his pigments in mixtures, and creating sensible color sequences.

Key Features:
  • Hand rolled
  • Minimal to no binder added
  • Richly pigmented, lightfast colors
  • Smooth application
Perfect For:
  • Discerning Pastel Artists
  • Superior color and texture
  • Customized, unique colors
  • Fans of handmade pastels

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Unison Soft Pastel Sets

Pastels That Are A True Work Of Art, Themselves!

Unison Soft Pastels, developed by British artist John Hersey, began in the early ‘80s when he could not find the working qualities he was looking for in the factory made pastels that were on the market. Hersey was disappointed that the mass-produced pastels broke too easily, were not consistent in texture, and didn’t suit his color vision as a painter. For several years he worked on handmade methods of production, the texture of his pigments in mixtures, and creating sensible color sequences. Once he finally felt satisfied and presented his pastels publicly, they were met with immediate enthusiasm!

The pastels are created with superior-quality pigments in an 8 stage process, by a small staff of skilled artisans. Following a unique recipe for each custom created by John Hersey, all the dry pigments for the specific color being made are added to a bowl. Some specific recipes can call for up to 7 pigments! Pigments are then mixed carefully and binder is added where needed for the particular color’s properties— sometimes none is required. The mixture is thoroughly mixed to a thick consistency, and then spooned out in equal proportions onto sheets of blotting paper, resting until they are dry enough to handle. Drying time at this step can vary depending on pigment, and can take from a few minutes up to 24 hours. The spooned out portions are them squeezed to release excess water, to prepare them for rolling. Each portion is then carefully rolled into the pastel shape by hand, to give a unique texture that will help provide a consistent response. After drying slightly longer on the blotting paper, the rolled pastels are then cut exactly to size with a handmade cutting tool. After cutting, the pastels are gently placed on wire trays and dried overnight in a very gentle heat. They are then taken and stored in the packing room, to await hand-labeling.

The handmade nature and precise, careful development and care of Unison Pastels make them ideally fashioned for the discerning artist. Unison’s complete range features 288 colors, utilizing many single and pure pigments, along with John Hersey's selective pigment blends. Unison Soft pastels are rolled without the use of extrusion, compression or heating, these pastels offer fluid lay-down of color with consistent creaminess and reliable softness. These lightfast, water-soluble pastels are available in multiple, carefully selected sets, neatly packaged with protective foam inserts.

Key Features:
  • Hand rolled with no compression or heating
  • Minimal to no binder added for clearest, most vivid colors
  • Richly pigmented, lightfast colors
  • Consistent, smooth application and reliable softness
Perfect For:
  • Discerning Pastel Artists
  • Artists looking for superior color, texture, and response
  • Pastelist seeking customized, unique colors
  • Fans of handmade pastels
Unison Soft Pastel Sets is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a high quality, fine soft pastel Unison makes a fine soft pastel. I use others as well, but keep coming back to Unison as a high quality product. It doesn't break as easily as some of similar quality, which I like.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional quality for the professional The product was for my daughter, a talented college art major. We were so happy to buy her "the best" at a reasonable cost. We have purchased so many quality products this year from Jerry's and are happy with everyone of them.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally found it! I do pastel painting.
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line. Well worth the extra mo Of the different brands of pastels I have, these are by far the best..soft, vibrant, rich colors and they are so easy to apply.
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I buy this product repeatedly. I like the feel of the Unison pastel and the color. They work well on all surfaces.
Date published: 2012-10-09
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Unison Soft Pastels Set of 63 Half Sticks - Assorted Colors
Name:Set of 63 Half Sticks
Color:Assorted Colors
Item #:
V05448
list:$236.25
Jerry's:$165.39
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  • 18 DRK SHADES II SFT PSTL SET INCLUDING COLORS:RED EARTH = REBROWN EARTH = BEADDITIONAL = AGREEN = GRNYELL GRN EARTH = YGEBLUE VIOLET = BVRE6 RED 13 BE6 BE18 A24 A37 A43 GRN1 GRN13 BGE18 YGE18 GREY 35 A49 BV6 BV18 A29 A36 GREY 13
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 120 Half Sticks - Assorted Colors
Name:Set of 120 Half Sticks
Color:Assorted Colors
Item #:
V05449
list:$451.50
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  • 18 DRK SHADES II SFT PSTL SET INCLUDING COLORS:RED EARTH = REBROWN EARTH = BEADDITIONAL = AGREEN = GRNYELL GRN EARTH = YGEBLUE VIOLET = BVRE6 RED 13 BE6 BE18 A24 A37 A43 GRN1 GRN13 BGE18 YGE18 GREY 35 A49 BV6 BV18 A29 A36 GREY 13
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 18 - Brown Earth Shades
Name:Set of 18 Full Sticks
Color:Brown Earth Shades
Item #:
52626
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  • Brown Earth 19 (BE19)
    740373

    Brown Earth 20 (BE20)
    740374

    Brown Earth 21 (BE21)
    740375

    Brown Earth 22 (BE22)
    740376

    Brown Earth 23 (BE23)
    740377

    Brown Earth 24 (BE24)
    740378

    Brown Earth 25 (BE25)
    740379

    Brown Earth 26 (BE26)
    740380

    Brown Earth 27 (BE27)
    740381

    Brown Earth 28 (BE28)
    740382

    Brown Earth 29 (BE29)
    740383

    Brown Earth 30 (BE30)
    740384

    Brown Earth 31 (BE31)
    740385

    Brown Earth 32 (BE32)
    740386

    Brown Earth 33 (BE33)
    740387

    Brown Earth 34 (BE34)
    740388

    Brown Earth 35 (BE35)
    740389

    Brown Earth 36 (BE36)
    740390
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 18 - Dark Values Set #1
Name:Set of 18 Full Sticks
Color:Dark Values Set #1
Item #:
52627
list:$132.25
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  • Dark 1 (D1)
    740501

    Dark 2 (D2)
    740502

    Dark 3 (D3)
    740503

    Dark 4 (D4)
    740504

    Dark 5 (D5)
    740505

    Dark 6 (D6)
    740506

    Dark 7 (D7)
    740507

    Dark 8 (D8)
    740508

    Dark 9 (D9)
    740509

    Dark 10 (D10)
    740510

    Dark 11 (D11)
    740511

    Dark 12 (D12)
    740512

    Dark 13 (D13)
    740513

    Dark 14 (D14
    740514

    Dark 15 (D15)
    740515

    Dark 16 (D16)
    740516

    Dark 17 (D17)
    740517

    Dark 18 (D18)
    740518
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 18 - Dark Values Set #2
Name:Set of 18 Full Sticks
Color:Dark Values Set #2
Item #:
56528
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  • 18 DRK SHADES II SFT PSTL SET INCLUDING COLORS: RED EARTH = RE BROWN EARTH = BE ADDITIONAL = A GREEN = GRN YELL GRN EARTH = YGE BLUE VIOLET = BV RE6, RED 13, BE6, BE18, A24, A37, A43, GRN1, GRN13, BGE18, YGE18, GREY 35, A49, BV6, BV18, A29, A36, GREY 13
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 36 - Dark Values Set #3
Name:Soft Pastels Set of 36 Full Sticks
Color:Dark Values Set #3
Item #:
60573
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  • Red 13 (R13)
    740013

    Red Earth 6 (RE6)
    740024

    Brown Earth 18 (BE18)
    740072

    Ylw–Grn Earth 18 (YGE18)
    740126

    Bl–Grn Earth 18 (BGE18)
    740144

    Green 1 (G1)
    740073

    Green 13 (G13)
    740085

    Blue Violet 6 (BV6)
    740168

    Blue Violet 18 (BV18)
    740180

    Grey 35 (GREY35)
    740215

    Grey 36 (GREY36)
    740216

    Additional 24 (A24)
    740240

    Additional 29 (A29)
    740245

    Additional 30 (A30)
    740246

    Additional 36 (A36)
    740252

    Additional 37 (A37)
    740253

    Additional 50 (A50)
    740266

    Dark 1 (D1)
    740501

    Dark 2 (D2)
    740502

    Dark 3 (D3)
    740503

    Dark 4 (D4)
    740504

    Dark 5 (D5)
    740505

    Dark 6 (D6)
    740506

    Dark 7 (D7)
    740507

    Dark 8 (D8)
    740508

    Dark 9 (D9)
    740509

    Dark 10 (D10)
    740510

    Dark 11 (D11)
    740511

    Dark 12 (D12)
    740512

    Dark 13 (D13)
    740513

    Dark 14 (D14
    740514

    Dark 15 (D15)
    740515

    Dark 16 (D16)
    740516

    Dark 17 (D17)
    740517

    Dark 18 (D18)
    740518

    Special 9 (S9)
    740527

Soft Pastels Set of 18
Name:Soft Pastels Set of 18 Full Sticks
Color:John Hersey Assortment
Item #:
V24444
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Unison Soft Pastels Set of 18 - Landscape Colors
Name:Soft Pastels Set of 18 Full Sticks
Color:Landscape Colors
Item #:
52909
list:$132.25
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  • Yellow Gold 2 (Y2)
    740038

    Yellow Gold 3 (Y3)
    740039

    Brown Earth 1 (BE1)
    740055

    Brown Earth 10 (BE10)
    740064

    Brown Earth 11 (BE11)
    740065

    Brown Earth 18 (BE18)
    740072

    Green 4 (G4)
    740076

    Green 5 (G5)
    740077

    Green 13 (G13)
    740085

    Green 14 (G14)
    740086

    Ylw–Grn Earth 13 (YGE13)
    740121

    Ylw–Grn Earth 15 (YGE15)
    740123

    Grey 11 (GREY11)
    740191

    Grey 26 (GREY26)
    740206

    Additional 25 (A25)
    740241

    Additional 32 (A32)
    740248

    Additional 37 (A37)
    740253

    Additional 49 (A49)
    740265
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 36 - Landscape Colors
Name:Soft Pastels Set of 36 Full Sticks
Color:Landscape Colors
Item #:
47347
list:$252.00
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  • Red Earth 4 (RE4)
    740022

    Red Earth 16 (RE16)
    740034

    Yellow Gold 1 (Y1)
    740037

    Yellow Gold 4 (Y4)
    740040

    Yellow Gold 5 (Y5)
    740041

    Yellow Gold 15 (Y15)
    740051

    Yellow Gold 18 (Y18)
    740054

    Brown Earth 6 (BE6)
    740060

    Brown Earth 9 (BE9)
    740063

    Brown Earth 16 (BE16)
    740070

    Brown Earth 18 (BE18)
    740072

    Green 4 (G4)
    740076

    Green 5 (G5)
    740077

    Green 13 (G13)
    740085

    Green 14 (G14)
    740086

    Green 16 (G16)
    740088

    Green 17 (G17)
    740089

    Green 18 (G18)
    740090

    Green 32 (G32)
    740104

    Ylw–Grn Earth 5 (YGE5)
    740113

    Ylw–Grn Earth 18 (YGE18)
    740126

    Bl–Grn Earth 1 (BGE1)
    740127

    Bl–Grn Earth 17 (BGE17)
    740143

    Blue Violet 7 (BV7)
    740169

    Blue Violet 8 (BV9)
    740171

    Blue Violet 13 (BV13)
    740175

    Blue Violet 15 (BV15)
    740177

    Blue Violet 16 (BV16)
    740178

    Blue Violet 17 (BV17)
    740179

    Grey 27 (GREY27)
    740207

    Additional 26 (A26)
    740242

    Additional 27 (A27)
    740243

    Additional 29 (A29)
    740245

    Additional 30 (A30)
    740246

    Additional 31 (A31)
    740247

    Additional 32 (A32)
    740248
Unison Soft Pastels Set of 72 - Landscape Colors
Name:Soft Pastels Set of 72 Full Sticks
Color:Landscape Colors
Item #:
52629
list:$498.75
Jerry's:$320.29
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  • Red 2 (R2)
    740002

    Red 11 (R11)
    740011

    Red Earth 12 (RE12)
    740030

    Red Earth 17 (RE17)
    740035

    Yellow Gold 1 (Y1)
    740037

    Yellow Gold 13 (Y13)
    740049

    Yellow Gold 14 (Y14)
    740050

    Yellow Gold 16 (Y16)
    740052

    Yellow Gold 17 (Y17)
    740053

    Yellow Gold 18 (Y18)
    740054

    Brown Earth 5 (BE5)
    740059

    Brown Earth 6 (BE6)
    740060

    Brown Earth 13 (BE13)
    740067

    Brown Earth 14 (BE14)
    740068

    Brown Earth 15 (BE15)
    740069

    Brown Earth 16 (BE16)
    740070

    Brown Earth 17 (BE17)
    740071

    Brown Earth 28 (BE28)
    740382

    Brown Earth 29 (BE29)
    740383

    Brown Earth 33 (BE33)
    740387

    Brown Earth 34 (BE34)
    740388

    Brown Earth 35 (BE35)
    740389

    Brown Earth 36 (BE36)
    740390

    Green 10 (G10)
    740082

    Green 11 (G11)
    740083

    Green 14 (G14)
    740086

    Green 15 (G15)
    740087

    Green 17 (G17)
    740089

    Green 18 (G18)
    740090

    Green 26 (G26)
    740098

    Green 32 (G32)
    740104

    Ylw–Grn Earth 12 (YGE12)
    740120

    Ylw–Grn Earth 13 (YGE13)
    740121

    Ylw–Grn Earth 18 (YGE18)
    740126

    Bl–Grn Earth 5 (BGE5)
    740131

    Bl–Grn Earth 10 (BGE10)
    740136

    Bl–Grn Earth 11 (BGE11)
    740137

    Blue Green 6 (BG6)
    740150

    Blue Green 12 (BG12)
    740156

    Blue Green 18 (BG18)
    740162

    Blue Violet 8 (BV8)
    740170

    Blue Violet 9 (BV9)
    740171

    Blue Violet 10 (BV10)
    740172

    Blue Violet 13 (BV13)
    740175

    Blue Violet 14 (BV14)
    740176

    Blue Violet 17 (BV17)
    740179

    Blue Violet 18 (BV18)
    740180

    Grey 5 (GREY5)
    740185

    Grey 6 (GREY6)
    740186

    Grey 13 (GREY13)
    740193

    Grey 17 (GREY17)
    740197

    Grey 18 (GREY18)
    740198

    Grey 25 (GREY25)
    740205

    Grey 28 (GREY28)
    740208

    Grey 29 (GREY29)
    740209

    Additional 19 (A19)
    740235

    Additional 25 (A25)
    740241

    Additional 26 (A26)
    740242

    Additional 29 (A29)
    740245

    Additional 30 (A30)
    740246

    Additional 33 (A33)
    740249

    Additional 34 (A34)
    740250

    Additional 35 (A35)
    740251

    Additional 37 (A37)
    740253

    Additional 38 (A38)
    740254

    Additional 43 (A43)
    740259

    Additional 44 (A44)
    740260

    Additional 45 (A45)
    740261

    Additional 49 (A49)
    740265

    Additional 50 (A50)
    740266

    Additional 51 (A51)
    740267

    Additional 54 (A54)
    740270
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Unison Soft Pastel Sets

Pastels That Are A True Work Of Art, Themselves!

Unison Soft Pastels, developed by British artist John Hersey, began in the early ‘80s when he could not find the working qualities he was looking for in the factory made pastels that were on the market. Hersey was disappointed that the mass-produced pastels broke too easily, were not consistent in texture, and didn’t suit his color vision as a painter. For several years he worked on handmade methods of production, the texture of his pigments in mixtures, and creating sensible color sequences.

Key Features:
  • Hand rolled
  • Minimal to no binder added
  • Richly pigmented, lightfast colors
  • Smooth application
Perfect For:
  • Discerning Pastel Artists
  • Superior color and texture
  • Customized, unique colors
  • Fans of handmade pastels

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89.29