Bat’s Head and Lulworth Crumple

I experimented with Carborundum printmaking, another type of intaglio printmaking, to create a rough, textured surface on a laser engraved plywood plate. Carborundum is a type of silicon carbide, which is a hard, abrasive material. It is often used in industrial processes such as sanding and polishing. In Carborundum printmaking, the Carborundum powder is mixed with a binder, such as glue or acrylic medium to create a rough, textured surface. The plate is then inked and printed, which can be seen in the printmaking process illustrated in studio practice. This resulted in prints with a distinctive, painterly look. This technique was first introduced by Henri Goetz in the 1960s.

Jeremy Gardiner