BEN’S WEBSITE: ALLA PRIMA POCHADE
These are truly the best plein air pochade boxes you will find anywhere! Each pochade is hand crafted by Ben Haggett. I appreciate true craftsmanship as my Dad was a wood craftsman. So many American craftsmen and women have been pushed to the side due to cheap imports. But having Ben’s carefully and expertly crafted pochade just warms my heart.
Ben makes four different sizes with options and lite versions as well. I have the 11×14 Yellowstone because I like to paint larger with water mixable oils. These pochade boxes are worth every cent. You have to watch his video on the ease of setup!
As a plein air painter and woodworker, I’ve been building and enjoying my own pochade boxes for years, while always thinking about how to make them better.
Now I’ve designed a line of pochade boxes that incorporate all the features that I’ve always wanted.
I’m happy to make these paintboxes by hand, following a business model that lets me interact with my customers personally and be responsible for the last details of construction and design.
The drawback of course is that at times demand exceeds supply, and I get backordered. My lead times typically run from four to eight weeks. Sometimes in winter I might be only a week or so out. Just drop an email my way and I’ll let you know what the wait time is at the moment.
Thanks and happy painting,