"Hi-Ace Finial" - linocut print with clay pigment (DCP)
Title: Hi-Ace Finial
Size: 4 x 4" print mounted on 9 x 12"
Medium: Linocut: Driving Creek clay,Thai kozo on Fabriano paper
Printed at Driving Creek Pottery, Coromandel, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2020
Edition of 12.
All prints are hand signed.
All prints are UNFRAMED.
Shipping per order: $5 to NZ, $10 rest of the world.
Driving Creek clay, Thai kozo paper, Fabriano paper
Printed at Driving Creek Pottery, 2020
Relief printing is a family of printing where a block has ink applied to its surface. Hand tools are used to cut the image, then ink is rolled onto the surface. Paper is placed over the inked block and passed through a press to transfer the ink from block to paper to create the image.
This limited edition print, Hi Ace Finial, is printed with clay dug from the ground at Driving Creek Pottery. The clay was dried, hammered, ground to a powder, then bisque fired to 900 degrees Celsius. This ceramic powder was added to a transparent ink base and rolled on the surface of a carved plate prior to running through a press (or in this case, a slab roller).
After drying, the print was run through the press a second time, to adhere the translucent Thai kozo to Italian Fabriano paper, using the chine collé method. The print was then embossed with the Driving Creek Pottery logo designed by Barry Brickell, signed, titled and numbered, most with the designation ‘1/1’ showing that no two prints are identical, though many of the same elements may be present. Instead of printing editions, I make distinct prints from my plates, with different inking processes or chine collé applied.