Paasche Airbrush Company was started back in 1904 by Jens Andreas Paasche. A Norwegian immigrant who landed in Chicago in the early 20th century, Jens was self-educated and incredibly inventive. Eventually, he would prominently establish himself in the air painting industry. In the early years of his business, he acquired over 80 patents. By all accounts a brilliant and positive man, Mr. Paasche built a very successful company. In 1984, Paasche Airbrush relocated to Harwood Heights, Illinois; after a twenty-year stint out there, Paasche Airbrush moved back to Chicago in 2005. There, Paasche currently manufactures and assembles their line of airbrushes and industrial spray equipment. Today, Paasche Airbrush remains a family business, operated by Jens Paasche’s grandson and his family.
Many ceramic artists find that there is nothing quite like using air for the smooth application of glaze. Using a Paasche Airbrush set-up, ceramicists will find that they can achieve jaw-dropping painterly applications and levels of detail impossible to capture using any other application process.