Blind embossing is a beautiful way in which to add light and shadow to your prints. Embossing adds subtle texture and interest. Emboss prints ‘blind’ (without ink) or combine with inked lino for a complex final print. Prepare the design. These white pencils are brilliant for drawing designs onto traditional lino. The marks show up … Continue reading "Blind Embossing with Lino"
I’m Chris Pig, an artist printmaker living in Frome with my family. I am director of a small teaching/professional studio Black Pig Printmaking Studio. I designed it myself and managed the project and am very proud of what it has become. Recently I’ve been collaborating a lot with academics, historians who study prints and drawings … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Chris Pig"
Printmaker Steve Edwards will be joining us in the Handprinted Studio to teach Multi-Block Etched Lino on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2020! How and where did you learn to print? Hello my name is Steve Edwards, and I make prints. I was a part-time graphic designer for many years but have always had … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Steve Edwards"
Describe your printmaking process. Ideas come first and they can come from anywhere! Landscape and the immediate natural environment is a constant source. I draw and refine and draw again. I collect colours from nature, from magazines, from other people’s work. I like to mess about with different print methods and don’t get to hung … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Sue England"
We have had a huge selection of amazing printmakers for year’s Meet the Maker feature. Take a look through our 2019 list to remind yourself of our makers and catch up of those you may have missed. Start 2020 with a dose of inspiration by reading through all the advice given out from all our … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: 2019"
Hello! I’m Claire Whitworth and I am a Graphic Designer and Printmaker living and working in Oxford. How and where did you learn to print? I fell in love with printmaking during my degree course at Bath Spa. We had open access to the print room which was fully equipped with beautiful printing machinery. I … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Claire Whitworth"