Our beautiful pastels couldn’t be made without the skill and passion of our small, tight-knit team at Unison Colour. From mixing, making, packaging, and marketing, our hands-on team is dedicated to delivering our beautiful product to you. So, if you haven’t already met us in person, we thought we’d introduce you to the team!
Hello Sue! Sue has been working at Unison Colour for nearly three years and lives locally in Bellingham.
What are your favourite and least favourite pastels to make?
BG8 – I love the rich turquoise colour, plus its lovely to roll and cut. I’m not a fan of BE21 – it twists and turns when you roll it, keeping them straight is a challenge!
What do you love about working at Unison Colour?
Working with the brilliant team at Thorneyburn makes the work very enjoyable, as do the frequent visitations of wildlife. From my window, I see goldfinches, bullfinches and woodpeckers eating from the bird feeder. Cyril, our resident cockerel, comes to the door every morning demanding his breakfast!
Where is your favourite place to visit in Northumberland?
Anywhere in the Cheviots, but especially the walk to Hen Hole. I love the unspoilt beauty of the College Valley too.
If you could create a pastel set, what would it be?
A collection of earthy, neutral pastels to capture the colours of old stone walls and the bright lichens that grow on them. It would contain lots of Yellow Green Earths and Greys!
And finally, what is your favourite thing to do of an evening?
Wind down with a glass of red wine after a long walk!