Choosing a new box....  Points to consider:

  • Where and how you will use it, general box size and type of pans. Do you need the pan size flexibility of brass pans?  Or will standard plastic wholepans or halfpans be more suitable?
  • Is weight a consideration?  Will you travel with the box?
  • Interchanging pans, do you need flexibility to change pan colours?  Interchanging pans are now available, please ask for details.

The domes in some of the boxes are seamless, pressed out of a single piece of brass. They help pool the liquid being shallow domes.  If you prefer, you can request to have any domed areas made fully flat.

A shallow colour pan in brass has a lower profile and makes for easier brush access, take a look on the bespoke page.  A 20mm square pan @ 7mm depth is almost the same volume as a plastic whole pan, but it is more ergonomic.

Plan the box and sizes out on a piece of paper.  Plot it all out and cut the box shape out and hold it.  Wander a brush over it and imagine working, you'll soon get the idea of the sizes. If you are replacing an old tin box or plastic palette then the task will be easier as one of the designs should be close.  If not, you can always go down the bespoke route.