Film: Photo etching process with Anouk Mercier

Artist Anouk Mercier talks about her printmaking practice and the the process of photopolymer etching whilst demonstrating how she produces her art works using a combination of techniques and technologies. You can see more of Anouk’s work on her website.

Anouk talks about the bursary she received from Exeter’s Double Elephant Print Studio, where part of the filming took place. The film also features Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol.

Filmed and edited by Joshua Gaunt of, you can watch more of his printmaking films on the Workshops n’ Docs Vimeo page.


Pinterest for Printmaking & Bookbinding

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I have been pinning images to my Pinterest boards, one for Printmaking and one for Bookbinding (this one is fairly new so there aren’t so many pins). For those of you who haven’t used Pinterest it is a website where you can collect images and organised them to virtual noticeboards. You can look at pins, and if you like the look of something click on it once to zoom to it and once more to go to the original website it was posted on. Most of the images link though to ‘how to’ tutorials for various techniques.

Monoprinting techniques with Simon Ripley

This is one of my favourite printmaking videos. It showcases three methods of mono printing with the talented artist Simon Ripley.

The video was made by Double Elephant Print Workshop, an open-access Fine Art Printmaking studio, offering courses, resources and support for beginners to professional artists in the centre of Exeter, Devon, UK.

Filmed & edited by Josh Gaunt.

Double Elephant have a collection of videos on their vimeo page.

Imprint Exhibition as part of London Design Festival


Imprint poster

Imprint poster

Craft Central presents Imprint – a cross-disciplinary exhibition of printed design. Our new galleries in creative Clerkenwell will showcase a diverse selection of contemporary craft and design by leading UK designer-makers who utilise a variety of print and mark-making techniques in their work.


It on from September 17th-21st and it’s free. All details here.

Kaho Kojima

Today I came across the lovely work of Kaho Kojima during a visit to London Print Studio. Here is a photo from Kaho’s website of a page from a book called A Drop of Cloud. The pages of the book are blind embossed. In this context ‘blind’ means without ink. There will be more Embossing & Debossing workshops this term for you to learn the technique.

Drop of Cloud by Kaho Kojima

Drop of Cloud by Kaho Kojima

Mulitiplied Print Fair 2012

Mutiplied 2012

12–15 October at Christies, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD

Multiplied is a brilliant showcase of Printmaking work from a wide variety of people and places. They have really interesting workshops, including brilliant Print Gocco workshop with Xtina Lamb. I went to the workshop last year and learnt how to screen print with Print Gocco, it’s brilliant value for money.

Lots more information here