Behind the curtain

These photos are glimpses into what goes on during the (often messy) printmaking process. The finished result for most of these pieces can be found in the shop.

Pulling a collagraph print
Ammonites III

A collagraph plate inked and wiped ready for printing
Barn Owl

A collagraph plate inked in multiple colours, ready to be passed through the press
Fountains Abbey

A collagraph plate inked and wiped ready for printing
Fox

Wiping the ink on a collagraph plate to create details
Velvet Ears

Pulling a collagraph print
Joy

Pulling a collagraph print
Fountains Abbey

Adding ink to a collagraph plate
Robin Nest

Some stages in inking up a collagraph plate

Carving a piece of Japanese vinyl for a linocut
Shadow Cat

Rolling ink for a linoprint
Shadow Cat

Close up detail of a collagraph plate
Whitby Abbey

A collagraph plate sealed with shellac and ready for inking
Whitby Abbey