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Print of an image of a red coloured cat with the word "love" and hearts.

Episode 10

February has been a busy month for the studios.

Rosie Blake ran a mono-printing workshop. I introduced her to using True Grain instead of steel plates. I have always used True Grain for mono-printing and find it much more versatile than the steel plates – also it is not prone to rusting. I think Rosie might now be a convert!

Photo of Rose Blake holding a roller.

Then of course there was Valentine’s Day, I love making a card for this occasion!

I ran a one-to-one intensive introductory session in the Darkroom – this is something that can be booked for either the Print Workshop or the Darkroom and is tailored to individual requirements.

The most exciting event – NEW BLANKETS for the printing press – which is a beautiful 21” wide Harry Rochat Press. This is a much-needed refurbishment, the old blankets were beginning to tear just from ordinary use. 

Photo of the printing press with new blankets.

For anyone interested in taking part in an intensive and immersive course – either in Printmaking or Analogue Photography please follow the link Learning and Living Wildness.

And lastly just again to remind you that you have until the 10th September 2023 to let nicola@taigh-chearsabhagh.org know if you will be taking part in the 20:20 Print Exchange. All prints will need to be finished by 1st November 2023

For more info:  https://www.2020printexchange.com/

Deb Hill has started a group Printmakers of Scotland which I have joined. I will keep you informed as to what is happening with this group, you are also welcome to get in touch with Deb Hill to individually  join the group if you want.

Image copyright: Nicola Neate.