Author(s): Merlyn Chesterman
Woodblock printing is an ancient art form, which produces beautiful, subtle and lively pieces with just a few simple materials. This book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. A wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts are shown along with advice on materials and tools, and a step-by-step guide to sharpening. Techniques to achieve quality prints and perfect registration are covered too. Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, it is both a technical guide and in inspiration.
Features and reviews in RSPP Newsletter, Crafts and Crafts & Design magazine. Reviews in Workshop on the Web and Imprint magazine of Printmakers Council.
Merlyn Chesterman is a printmaker with a long experience of the art and craft, and exhibits her work internationally. Merlyn currently teaches woodblock printmaking privately and at West Dean College. Merlyn is on the council of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Rod Nelson is a printmaker with a long experience of the art and craft, and exhibits his work internationally. Rod currently teaches woodblock printmaking privately and at West Dean College.