I am an artist printmaker working in print, books and animation. My first degree was veterinary medicine; the minute I graduated I received a government scholarship to study Japanese woodblock printmaking in Kyoto, and since then I’ve worked in both the veterinary field and in printmaking. Describe your printmaking process. My recent series of 80 … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Wuon Gean Ho"
This is a fantastically quick way of printing a repeat pattern onto fabric. The block is so speedy to make, using a plastic inking plate and stick-back foam. We are using Permaset Aqua Metallic Textile Screen Printing Ink which works beautifully with a Textile Roller to print onto dark fabric. See the entire process in … Continue reading "Printing an Easy Repeat Pattern on Fabric with Permaset Metallic Ink"
My name is Tristan Sherwood and I’m an Art Lecturer and Printmaker based in Cornwall. Describe your printmaking process. I enjoy experimenting with many types of printmaking but relief-printing has become my chief mode of working. I really like the tension of the cutting tool against the surface. I find the nature of relief appealing, … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Tristan Sherwood"
Scroll through the list below to find definitions and explanations of common printmaking terms: Acid-free – refers to papers that are made with an alkaline pulp, usually with calcium carbonate added. Acids contribute to the deterioration of paper and therefore of prints. Aisuki – a rounded, bevelled chisel tool used in Japanese Woodblock Printing, often … Continue reading "Glossary of Printmaking Terminology"
I’m an artist based using printmaking as part of my practice. Since 2015 I have worked in Mokuhanga (water-based woodblock printmaking) and have explored the possibilities of the technique in Japan, where I have studied with master carvers, printers and contemporary printmakers. Describe your printmaking process. Each project requires a slightly different approach. Sometimes a direct … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Lucy May Schofield"