Resurgent interest in The Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1970s along with the Feminist Movement propelled me in the direction of exploring previously designated domestic crafts with the intention of raising the status to a fine art form. This concept originated in Victorian England under the influence of John…

Mary Woodworth‘s four night experimental workshop on collagraph plate and printmaking at Tiger Lily Press ended in an evening of pulling prints. Wetting the paper (soaking and rolling between towels until just damp) allows for beautiful coverage and a really lovely embossing from textured collagraph plates. During the class, participants…

Collagraph printmaking is an intuitive process using plates built by collaging texture and layers, often from found materials. It’s very much about play and exploration, the discovery of pattern and shape, and a tactile investigation of matrix (plate) and the way ink settles in, wipes off, and prints via press….