Offering specialised facilities in Direct Lithography since 1990
The workshops purpose is to provide artists with an opportunity to collaborate with the printer to produce original limited edition prints.
The artist can work directly onto stone or plate using a wide range of image making processes. Throughout the process the printer makes every effort to assist the artist in realising the full potential of his or her work.
All printing done in the workshop will meet the highest professional standards and will undergo a strict curatorial process after completion of the edition.
The workshop charges are very reasonable giving an opportunity to a wide range of artists.
Co-publishing is also an option with artists.
The Lithographic Medium
Lithography is a planographic process - in other words the print is taken from a flat surface - this is in contrast to etching which is an intaglio medium. The principle of lithography is simple - oil and water don't mix.
The artist draws onto the stone surface which is receptive to grease. The suface is then treated chemically with gum arabic and nitric acid in various strengths, so that only the image areas will accept ink and the non-image areas will attract water.
Although the gum and nitric acid solution is called an "etch", its purpose (unlike etching) is not to bite into the stone but only to seperate chemically the image and non-image areas.