Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Peter J Evans | Broken Telephone

We were asked to print the 12" record sleeves for Peter J Evans' piece Broken Telephone commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The fronts (500 for each of the four sleeves) were printed in a blend roll from photopolymer relief plates on an etching press. While the backs were printed on an Adana 5x8 letterpress.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Takach Press | Installation

Thanks to team RASKL for help with the installation of the press.






Photo credit: David Lawson

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Takach Press | Arrival

The press arrived a little later than suggested. Thankfully the fork lift driver was able to hang on for us.

Many thanks to David Angus at RASKL for his fork lift powers. Peter Flynn, Nigel Easter & David Lawson for crate opening. Team RASKL for installation muscle. David Lawson for photography


















Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Takach Press | Workshop preparation

With the impending arrival of the new press the workshop has to be ready to allow access for the frame. Some of the benches and partiation walls needed to be moved, but most of all the door needed to come off. Luckily we were able to gain the extra 3.5 inches required.





Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Takach Press | 2648 HL

While visiting Albuquerque in September, we stopped by Takach Press Corp. and ordered a new press. It is the smallest floor model that they manufacture and should allow us to print up to approx 24 x 36 inches. Below are a couple of photos Takach sent us of our press being crated prior to shipping.
 



Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

Paul Hughes | Open Studios

The last weekend of November is traditionally the Ouseburn Open Studios. Paul Hughes agreed to make a couple of wee works for to have on the press to demonstrate the lithography process.



Friday, 13 November 2015

Katy Cole


Katy Cole has been popping in to draw on our rocks.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Karen Davies



Karen Davies has been back in the workshop for a couple of monotyping days.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Nigel Morgan | VARC

Nigel Morgan is the secoond artist that we have had the pleasure to collaborate with for VARC.

To celebrate ten years of artist residency project VARC commission five of the artists to produce editions. These would be shown alongside works produced by associated artists during the residencies at VARC in the City - 20th Nov - 19th Dec 2015, Abject Gallery, Bamburgh House, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Natural made distant
two colour lithograph on white Somerset satin
Paper size 18" x 24"
Edition size 30