Category Archive: Woodcut

Suite of Methods I: Making a Woodcut Matrix

Woodcut – a brief background There is only one surviving woodcut matrix dated prior to 1400 in Western Europe, known as the Bois Protat. It is not known if this was executed for… Continue reading

A Suite of Methods: An Introduction

Any form of art which has a physical presence (which means I am excluding purely digital and electronic art) has, by its nature, texture and depth, and a world of technical information which… Continue reading

Making an Inking Ball

In many images of the relief printing studio, you’ll see one of the printers inking up with an inking ball:   Above: book printers using inking balls, from here.   About a decade… Continue reading

Little Basket (2010) and Big Basket (2011) woodcuts – a comparison

  These woodcuts were made to explore using woodworking knives, and different woods, for woodcut production. They are different sizes, and different woods – one is a scrap from a friend’s timber stash,… Continue reading

Relief Printing Process

In relief printing, we are talking about a matrix which can be inked and paper pressed against it, to produce an image. The ink sits on the surface of the matrix, and direct… Continue reading