A printmaking friend told me that Aldi was selling a tiny printing press for under £20. I immediately investigated this interesting rumour, and discovered……. the ‘so crafty’ die cutting machine.
“Help! I haven’t got a printing press!”
Many students come on courses in my studio and catch the printmaking bug. By the end of the course they are enthusiastically planning their next printmaking experiments, and then realise with a cry of despair “I haven’t got a printing press!”
There are lots of ways to print without a press, particularly with relief plates and mono prints, but if you want to do collagraphs and intaglio techniques you really Continue reading
What are Scrapstores?
Scrapstores are a wonderful source of inspirational materials for experimental printmakers.
Most Scrapstores run as charities, and the purpose is to provide low-cost materials for creative play, crafts, and community projects.
They collect clean waste from local industries, and also Continue reading
People of all ages joined in with this community project to make printed postcards from Bridlington. It was part of the Artwaves festival, the idea being to bring people together and celebrate Bridlington and East Yorkshire.