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About Brushes

We Create Brushes That Move

Our brushes offer artists the freedom to explore in acrylic, oil and watercolor with a range of shapes and sizes developed by artist and brush designer Willow Wolfe. Discover our new brush line in the Callia Lookbook.

Anatomy of a Brush

Obsessed With Details

Our handles are created with six layers to prevent cracking and ensure your treasured tools stand the test of time. Each individual handle is prepared with care using a six-step process. Cracking handles are caused by wood which swells when it comes into contact with water. To ensure we avoid swelling and maintain the integrity of your handle we apply a six-step process to coat the handle.

About Ferrules

Framing Craftmanship With Beauty

Callia uses a solid brass ferrule, secured with premium glue and meticulously inspected to ensure accurate shape, crimping and a scratch-free finish. The position of the filaments in the ferrule involves experience and with expertise assists in controlling how responsive the brush will be. Ferrules are frequently crimped in several places, although a great quality brush can be made without crimping the ferrule.


The additional process of interlocking filaments takes time and ensures shape retention. You’ll notice the gentle inward curve of our brushes in comparison to other brush lines. This ensures they hold their shape and resist splaying.

    Interlocked Brush Callia Artist Brush
    Non-Interlocked Brush other brands

Discover The Extraordinary

Inspired by traditional practices and the pursuit of new synthetics our brushes convey a balance of invention and precise craftsmanship.

Smooth Synthetic Sable

Fluid and Consistent Color

Cultured Synthetic Sable

Gradual release of color

Flagged synthetic Bristol

Holds heavy bodied paint with control

Crimped Wave Synthetic

Velvet soft for seamless blending

Fur Free Filaments

We are a family company with tremendous love and respect for animals and the natural world. Our objective was to create high quality, affordable brush lines with no animal hair. With new technological developments, we ensured there is zero animal hair in any of our brushes. Our innovative synthetic blends with modified filaments, hold and distribute pigment with even and consistent flow, enhance performance, are more affordable and have increased durability.

Beauty Creates Beauty

The Callia Story

During her travels throughout the world, Willow has sought to discover the beauty in all things around her.  While sharing a cup of tea one afternoon in the garden of a master brushmaker, Willow’s dream of launching her own line of world class brushes was realized. Working alongside generations of brushmaking experience, Willow Wolfe created “Callia”, meaning beautiful!  It is not only Willow’s mission to make the best brush line in the world, she is equally passionate about ensuring it is affordable to all artists.  Callia embodies the idea that beauty creates beauty.

Welcome to Callia!

Brush Care and Cleaning Tips

  • Keep the ferrule clean and do not immerse the brush in water for a long period of time.
  • Clean excess paint from the brush to avoid drying in the ferrule.
  • Do not leave a brush in water, mineral spirits or medium for extended periods.
  • Do not leave the brush resting on its head.
  • Clean acrylic, oil and watercolor brushes with Murphy’s Oil Soap, Palmolive or Dawn.
  • Shape the brush with soap after cleaning and store flat until dry.