As part of our series of artist talks to correspond with the exhibition programme at WYPW, we welcome Maggie Thompson for an informal discussion about her practice and most recent works shown here as part of her solo show. Maggie Thompson has exhibited widely since completing her MA at Manchester School of Art in 2017and […]
On Saturday we had the lovely Bianca and her Dad in the workshop to do a bespoke tuition session in solar plate printing with our technician Kate. This technique is sometimes also referred to as photoploymer gravure or flexo printing. The plates have a steel backing and are pre-coated with a light-sensitive emulsion. Photographic or hand-drawn […]
Linocut is a relief printing technique in which a linoleum block is cut into using a sharp gouge tool. The block is then inked with a roller and impressed onto paper, either by hand by burnishing on the back of the paper, or with a press. The higher (uncarved) areas of the block are the […]
We’ve had Alicia with us since June on work placement from Huddersfield University and she has been an absolute star in helping out around the workshops. A couple of weeks ago we had a session in the print room trying out some of the lovely new-to-us letterpress equipment.
West Yorkshire Print Workshop is delighted to be showing a selection of works by members of Yorkshire Sculptors Group, coinciding with the Yorkshire Sculpture International (22 June – 29 September).
Etching is an intaglio method of printmaking which uses an acid or mordant to make marks in a metal plate surface to create a design to be printed from. A metal plate, (usually copper, zinc or steel), is covered with a thin layer of waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The ground is then […]