Thursday, September 1, 2011
Two transparencies are made from the this stunning original art work and sellotaped together to create a high definition positive for making a solarplate and quality intaglio printing.
This solarplate from Dan Welden has been over washed but gave me an opportunity to try a technique of laying ink into the etched area and cleaning top, then rolling up a second colour on the surface.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Feilding Guides and Rangers Group along with 3 of their Leaders spend one and a half hours making a book and then printing some 'clip art' from the Museum collection of homeprint.
Girls sort through the blocks to find one they like to add to their 'clip art' page.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
These freshly roasted beans have been produced by Kev Murrow from Patea. While Michaela returned 14 borrowed prints from an exhibition in Eltham, Kev showed me some of the techniques on my stove top to brew a great cup of coffee. I can smell it now!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Kev Murrow and his partner Michaela Stoneman ( South Taranaki Arts Co-ordinator) make a cup of 'Devils Cup' in the Brebner Cottage before heading off to Australia for a holiday.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The first stage in the bookbinding process is to fold your paper. We used Eden Grove,white, 90 gsm, A2 sheet. It was very nice to work with and had a laid pattern and a watermark.
Michaela Stoneman had worked very hard to organise this successful workshop in conjunction with an 'Impressions' a fine exhibition of contemporary printmaking.
I was impressed with the enthusiasm and skill of the 9 participants.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Marty invited me to view his newly restored Ludlow type caster. The pot that holds the molten type metal heats up to 600 degrees and then is ready to cast lines of type. With some experimentation with the type box, individual type may be cast.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Kelvin Tane looks at some biro drawings by Kerry Larkin while visiting the Homeprint Studio. Kelvin is working on a series of workshops to be held in conjunction with a new printmaking show due to open in October.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
'use A book' by Elisa Pellacani is a 428 page delight. Demonstrates and exhibits many creative ways of making , constructing, illustrating and publishing, then using, 'books'.
Most of the text is in Spanish with some English translation. The photographs and illustrations are in the universal language of the global village. Elisa is also the driving force behind the annual 'artist book' fairs that travel around Barcellona. She is looking for new material for the 2012 travelling show.