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The Curious Printmaker website is all about printmaking, especially experimental techniques.
I am a Yorkshire based printmaker, I make original prints and run short printmaking courses from my studio near York.
I love to experiment with different printmaking techniques, particularly collagraphs, as this involves an inventive approach with plenty of improvisation.
For collagraphs the printing plate is like a collage made up of different textures and materials. It is printed both as intaglio and relief so the finished prints contain several layers of colour.
Much of my work has a social dimension, created as part of an artist’s residency in a particular place, or in a community setting where people work together on a collective creative project.
For a bit more history see ‘about me’ here
In this post I am aiming to help you feel more confident about deciding on a price for your original prints.
I have a quick handy method to check that I am thinking on the right lines with pricing. It works as an initial guide to provide a base line and can be tweaked as needed, taking some of the guesswork out of pricing your original prints.
its not just about technique and special effects; the role of design is to help organise all this material, bringing it together in a coherent way, and enabling you to express and share your ideas in a print.
Tar gel is fantastic stuff to add to collagraph plates, it will help you create lively dynamic effects, and is really fun to use as welI.I assumed that everybody knew about Tar Gel, but recently when…