Visited the General Pencil factory

With the NYC Urban Sketchers, I toured the General Pencil factory in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The factory has been in this brick building for close to a hundred years.  I was impressed seeing people hand-crafting the art pencils that I’ve been drawing with, working with much-loved ancient machines.

General Pencil, Jersey City, NY
water-soluble graphite on paper, 2017
6″w x 3.25″ h