NEWS - 20/011/2021 NEW edition 'Haul hwyr ar draeth Porthselau' added to the Latest Work & Coast Galleries (new work shows in both galleries for a period of time). This week, I'm getting work ready for The Royal Cambrian Academy's winter exhibition, which opens on November 27th. Just added to the one-offs page, 'Dove and laurel, Prancer and Dancer, 3 different handprinted wooden Christmas decorations. I'll also be working full speed on this year's hand-printed Christmas cards which will be available on the Greetings Cards page shortly.
Reduction linocutting is one of the most complex and intriguing forms of relief printmaking - it requires having to work with a reversed sketch or drawing, being able to envisage multiple layers of tone and colour, all whilst working toward a final image which exists only in my head.
The reduction process involves using a single block of lino which is progressively cut away for each layer of colour. As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted, making it (and guaranteeing) a truly limited edition.