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Experience freedom of movement like never before as you draw, paint, design, sculpt, or craft on the innovative ArtSphere Easel by Daler-Rowney.
What makes this brilliantly designed wooden table easel different? The work surface can be spun or angled in any direction thanks to a unique ball-and-socket joint. Simply use the chunky handle on the base to configure your ideal position, then lock it securely into place with a turn of the knob. The mechanism is easy to maneuver — even while working.
Adding even more versatility, the stops on the work surface can be moved to accommodate a portrait or landscape orientation, and the board can be completely detached from the base if desired.
The work surface of the Daler-Rowney ArtSphere Easel measures 16½" × 11¾" (42 cm × 30 cm). It weighs 8 lb (3.6 kg).
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Awesome until it broke
from New Jersey
Comments about Daler-Rowney ArtSphere Easel:
I adored this easel for the first 6 months I had it. Takes up so little space, easy to adjust, sturdy bottom and working surface, saved my neck and shoulder all kind of discomfort thanks to the ball swivel.Then it snapped off. Like, the top part literally snapped off the ball swivel. The construction was not thought out well--the screws attaching the ball to the easel top are placed in a way that is WAY too close to the edges of the sphere (probably half a cm of wood holding the screw in place). No wonder it was so brittle.I am going to attempt to fix it with wood glue, but I'm not impressed. A great idea poorly executed. I'm pretty bummed about it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Assists with posture
from Edmonton, AB, Canada
Helps maintain proper posture while doing detailed realistic watercolors. It's movable with a small footprint, and the ball mechanism is simple and works well. The worksurface is large enough for my needs; however I have to use an additional support for the paper as there is a slight warp to the worksurface – seemingly due to the warping of the wood base it is screwed to. I would agree with a previous comment that the quality of the materials is less than stellar, so try and buy it on sale. The holders are large and can impede hand placement; I often just use one or none and clip my support board to the worksurface.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
An artist assistant
from Paso Robles, CA
The ArtSphere easel is my assistant as a beginning watercolorist. It has varied positions to use whether I am drawing, applying color, or working the details, and extremely sturdy.
from Pdx oregon
Perfect for watercolorkng
Great answer to back and neck ache.
By Inkke lady
from Petoskey, MI
There is everything to like about this table top easel. It has a small footprint, lightweight, can rotate 360 degrees, has incredible tilt, even going to a flat surface. If Daler-Rowney did anything to improve it, they would include 3 clamps instead of 2. But that being said, you can use your own clamps.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Middletown, Ca
I really like the simplicity of the product, well made, works beautifully, and is sturdy. I called the Daley Company with a question about the screw on clips ( why there were only 2 when I thought there would be 3 ). The phone was answered right away with a very nice live person (unheard of these days) who explained that what they do is send an extra one to you if you call. So they are sending me one immediately free of any charges!!! Wow!
from Dallas area
This is a great easel for use as computer stand while using on-line recipes and small canvas painting. I'm sure there are many more uses.
Works well for watercolors
By Abbott Arts
from Marina, CA
While the quality of the materials is less than stellar, this podium style easel works pretty well for use with watercolors. The ability to change the angle quickly and with great ease makes it worth the modest price. One other drawback is the lack of a third paper holder. There is such a large gap between the two holders they do give you that you must use a large sheet or block of paper. Most watercolor artists don't start out using larger blocks because of the expense. This can make the purchase inconvenient for a beginner, as well as expensive. The sad part is, they actually drilled a hole for the third holder but chose not to include it. Presumably they are looking for add on sales. How pathetic is that? Despite the drawbacks the ball mechanism works pretty well and the materials are nice and square (no warping). I would recommend this item, but only on sale.
This little easel is well built. I enjoy the craftsmanship in how the all wood assembly has been made. The handle and the ball especially catch my attention. It works well for small watercolor paintings and drawing/sketching. I doesn't take up much space on my table but is heavy enough not to slip around. Definitely gets my 'thumbs up!'
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Unique design offers
By Frugal painter
The ball joint on this easel allows for full flexibility in the tilt of the work plane, something that is simple for feasible in traditional table top easels.
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