Photopolymer Etching Follow-on

Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd March 2016  

Tutor:  Laura Lillie 


This two day course is principally designed for those who attended Laura's first Photopolymer Etching course here in July 2015, but is also open to anyone with some previous experience. Despite its common description as a safer alternative to traditional photo etching, Photopolymer (solar plate) etching has the capacity to reach far beyond the potential of exclusively intaglio processes. This workshop will enable you to explore a variety of methods ranging from simple single exposure techniques, direct plate work and drawn transparencies to grained glass positives, double exposure techniques, photographic transparencies and multi-plate intaglio / relief combination. We hope to run further workshops through 2016. 

The course will take place in the GALLERY (not the Grain Barn) which has easy access to the Print Studio press. Fee: £80. The fee can be paid in installments if required (deposit £40 on booking, further payment of £40 by 4th March).  To book please send us an email

Go to our blog to see pictures from last summer's workshop. 

Workshop days run from 10am-4pm. Tea and coffee provided; bring a packed lunch. There is an additional charge for plate, materials and paper. Details of what to bring will be sent on confirmation of booking. Residential accommodation available, please ask for details.  

Laura Lillie is an artist and printmaker based in Bristol and Cardiff. She delivers workshops covering a wide range of printmaking processes, with a particular focus on intaglio and relief. With an MA in Ceramics and a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from Cardiff School of Art and Design, Laura has worked extensively with photopolymer etching and slip casting. As part of her research in Solarplate etching, she has taught master classes in Ireland and worked in America with the founder and pioneer of the process, Dan Welden. Laura’s own work reflects an interest in collecting, lino carving, intaglio printing and casting; it centres around the physicality of printmaking and the ways in which object and process interrelate.

Laura Lillie: Relief on handmade paper

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