Printmaking - original prints
All my prints are original - made by hand not reproductions of other work. I love the reversal of images - mirroring in print making, not knowing how successful a plate is until the first pull is made. I work with mount board - often from life, cutting and scoring a surface to generate an image - printing both in relief (rolling ink on) and intaglio (rubbing ink into the surface). I produce collagraph prints - a collage textured stuck down surface to generate an image. I have Japanese wood cutting tools to work on on ply and block. I also make dry point engravings on recycled UPVC - CD cases and off cuts from a friends sheet plastic business. All the left over ink is used for mono printing. My editions are usually very small: 5- 10 prints from one plate, the largest edition I have made is 50 prints - adding to their uniqueness. I have a mobile A2 printing press that most of my prints are made on - I can also use this for demonstration and teaching days.