THE ARTIST'S STUDIO

Preparing the Plate
Preparing the Plate

by filing the edges and degreasing the surface.

Pressing Leaves
Pressing Leaves

through a soft wax ground onto the plate surface before etching.

Inking Up
Inking Up

rubbing Ink into the lower surface of the plate and wiping it from the top prior to printing.

Lowering the Paper
Lowering the Paper

onto the plate surface before printing.

Turning
Turning

the big wheel of the etching press to print the etching.

The Print and Plate
The Print and Plate

together after printing.

Giant Rollers
Giant Rollers

are sometimes used with different viscosities of ink on the top surface of the plate; this is called simultaneous colour printing.

Simultaneous Colour Printing
Simultaneous Colour Printing

Plate and print together (a version of 'Leaves from Aberfeldy').

Tools
Tools

used for Burin engraving.

Feather Nibs
Feather Nibs

used for feather wash drawing. The pinion feathers of game birds are best.

View of Paintings
View of Paintings

inside studio.

The Columbian Press
The Columbian Press

This antique press is now used to print linocuts.

The Boathouse Studio
The Boathouse Studio

stands right on the edge of the sea.