A Tale of Two Potties…

Posted 03 Sep 2014 | General

I was in France recently and while driving through a small town I saw this sign – Matériaux Anciens. Wow! Just the word “anciens” turns my crank!

100 Years Apart

Posted 20 Aug 2014 | General, Nitram

On April 30, Martin Gros celebrated his 100th birthday. Martin started Nitram Charcoal almost 50 years ago. Daniel Gros and his sister Marisol helped him celebrate this milestone. To mark this special occasion, Daniel’s son Antoine created a special commemorative package of Nitram. Karen Fan, who I always refer to as “our little Karen” as […]

Altamira Cave and the First Charcoal Artists

In 1996, while traveling through northern Spain, I had the rare chance to visit the Cave of Altamira, famously called the “Sistine Chapel” of Paleolithic art.

When Found was Lost

Posted 07 Aug 2014 | General

A number of years ago, our neighbour’s daughter brought home two cats that had been abandoned. They were a sorry pair, tired, wet and hungry. Who could resist? The family decided to adopt. They spent the money to get them “medically into shape” and gave them a nice home. They named the cats – Lost […]

Nitram Welcomes Our Newest Retailers

Posted 01 Aug 2014 | General

Art-Center Team Kft., Joan Piera Belles Arts, Arch Supplies, Piplatchka & ARTspot Edmonds

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