COLLAGRAPH GALLERY

Stock held at:-
First View Gallery- National Trust's Stourhead Estate - www.first-view.co.uk
Twenty Twenty Gallery- www.twenty-twenty.co.uk
Moss Prints - www.mo22gallery.co.uk
 Rostra Gallery, Bath www.rostragallery.co.uk
Lion Gallery, Leominster - www.liongallery.com
Sky Blue Framing, Bristol - www.skybluegallery.co.uk


Flock together
25cm x 30cm

Birds of a feather
25cm x 30cm

Red Thread
48cm x 53cm

Four for a Boy
68cm x 32cm

Three for a Girl.
32 x 68cm

The Gangs all here.
40 x 80cm

Black bird
40 x 80cm

Outside. 56 x 44cm

Chicken I. 14cm x 20cm

Cockeral. 14cm x 20cm

Cockeral II. 14cm x 20cm

Light Sussex. 14cm x 20cm

An ostentation. 40 x 65cm
Escape. 65 x 80cm
Joey made tea. 22 x 30cm

Dropped a stitch. 46 x 92cm
Magpie with Longhorn Beetle 30 x 40cm
Rook with Moth 40 x 30cm
Crow with Stag Beetle 30 x 40cm
Tea Party 30 x 40cm
Wren, 30 x 43cm
Sewing bird, 30 x 43cm
Sewing Goldfinch, 30 x 43cm
Sewing Jenny, 30 x 43cm
Uncle there's a bird. 30 x 43cm

Got it pegged!
74 x 92cm
Dirty Laundry 
74 x 92cm

Hello
42 x 60cm
Balancing Act
42 x 60cm
Light Sussex
60 x 42cm
The Bargain
65 x 80cm
Cage
65 x 80cm
Key
56 x 44cm
Label
56 x 44cm
Marley 
80 x 50cm
Blue Tit
56 x 44cm
Gold Finches
56 x 44cm
Look Left, Look Right.
80 x 65cm
Singing the Blues I
43 x 30cm
Singing the Blues II
                                   43 x 30cm                                  
King of the Birds
80 x 65cm
                                                                 Another Maran
                                                                         80 x 65cm
Dunstable Swan
74 x 92cm
Thus Spoke the Raven 
80 x 65cm
Bird House
56 x 44cm
Great Tit
56 x 44cm
All these images are made using an intaglio printmaking technique called collagraph. Derived from the word ‘to glue’, collagraph at its very basic level is about inking up a collage as an intaglio and relief plate and printing it with an etching press.
 There are many ways to make this printing matrix, from sticking and layering different textured papers to a base plate made of mount board using fabrics and acrylic mediums to create different ink holding surfaces. Once the plate is made the surface needs to be sealed with shellac or varnish.
Once created the plate is then inked like an etching by pushing ink into all the textures and polishing the ink off white and light areas. Using damp etching paper the plate is passed through an etching press to pull a print.
There are as many ways to ink a plate as there are to make one.  From straight forward intaglio inking to, blended rubs, viscosity inking, coloured rolls and multi plate colour separation. 

2 comments:

Coreopsis said...

Great collection! These are really fabulous--so interesting to look at. I've played around with collagraphs, but never got very far.

Frances Rarehare said...

Hi

Saw your exhibition at the Bluecoat this week. It was fabulous and very inspiring. Can you come and do a workshop in Liverpool some time ?

Cheers Fran0