For the last few weeks I’ve been going to the print workshop at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury – it’s amazing! I love using the professional presses and the smell of the inks. It’s been a great opportunity to have another go at some printing techniques I haven’t tried for a while and chat to other people who share my love of printmaking.
We began with intaglio printmaking – drypoint (which is my favourite), and etching. Operating the smooth presses in the workshop do make a nice change from my mangle, although definitely doesn’t offer you the same workout!
Next up we moved onto relief printing – linocuts, another of my favourites! I got so carried away with my first lino that I managed to stab myself with the cutting tool, which was less than ideal.
The workshops are now on a break for half-term but I’m anxious to get back printing. I’m hoping that some of the prints I make there will feature in Slamseys Art’s exhibition in June.