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Postcard from the workshop

I made this robin print in the workshop this winter from vinyl. It’s produced from three blocks and printed in three colours – gold background, followed by red then black. Cutting Japanese vinyl is a real pleasure. It’s incredibly soft, allows for a great deal of detail and doesn’t seem to need to be used fresh in the way lino does – available from www.lawrence.co.uk amongst others.

It contrasts with the more rustic feel of using plywood block – see below, made last year with brown and black, for which I use wood cutting tools, and can create different effects.

Hopefully, more time for printing later this year.