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Colorfin LLC is devoted to the creation and production of innovative materials for fine art and craft.

Colorfin was founded with the sole purpose of expanding the choice of contemporary materials and tools available to artists.

All of Colorfin products begin life in the art studio; they are developed in the Colorfin laboratory and then return to the studio for extensive testing to ensure that they offer high quality and practical materials for today’s artist. Our aim is not to replace existing materials, but to enhance the process of making art by offering new materials and stimulating artistic expression.

Colorfin’s brands include:

Ultra Soft Painting Pastels for Artists

Contemporary Tools for Fine Art & Craft


Colorfin co-founders - Ladd Forsline & Bernadette Ward - are veterans of the art & craft supplies market - they have more than 35 years combined experience in the industry.

Ladd Forsline is an artist and inventor. He graduated from the prestigious MFA program at the Yale School of Art in 1988, and went on to set up Forsline & Starr Ltd, the company behind such inventions as Colour Shaper® and OilBar®. These products, which were revolutionary at the time of launch, have now become standard tools & materials for artists and crafters.

Bernadette Ward has spent her career working internationally as a marketing and business development professional across a number of markets including cosmetics and fast moving consumer goods; and for a large part of her career she has been involved in the art and design supplies industry. Bernadette is an international business graduate of the National University of Ireland (Galway).


Colorfin LLC
PO Box 825
Kutztown, PA 19530

Tel: +1 484 646 9900
Fax: +1 484 646 9901

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