CFPR Photogravure workshop

Another successful workshop at CFPR. Some wonderful work was made, creative juices flowed and much new knowledge gained by all. I was really lucky to have the pleasure of working with Peter assisting on his workshop.. My eyes have been opened to a whole new teaching method and printing technique, and I now can’t wait for the start of term so I can start testing it within my own work.

Here are a small selection of images taken during the week. I haven’t included much detail of the images produced for copyright reasons, however these images give a small insight into the structure of the workshop.

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A selection of work made during the week. Laid out on the final day for the students to compare, contrast and discuss.

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Print of the calibration process using a Stouffer step wedge.

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An example of a relief plate that when printed will produce a monotone effect similar to lino or woodcut but with an additional embossed quality.

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A student wiping ink from the flexo plate before printing.

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Example of the process of ink removal from the flexo plate prior to printing. The soft paper is used in the final stage to polish up the plate and remove any excess oil/marks from the clean areas.

All photos ©Lily Urbanska