NEWS - 30/09/2021 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). It's framing duties this week, getting work ready for Aberystwyth Printmakers exhibition in Birmingham, which opens on October 19th. New work has been delivered and is on the walls of the lovely Fosse House Gallery in Dunchurch.
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.