Pressing Matters magazine - Issue 6
It’s great to see that both local and global communities are thriving – all championing their favoured techniques, whilst celebrating printmaking as a whole. It’s something we strive to echo in the magazine; community-led stories from the USA and South Wales, shared experiences of balancing parenting with printing, new spins on
old techniques and everything in between.
The magazine is also an opportunity to ask questions, like ‘How do they make paper?’ or ‘What is wood litho?’ – and the geekier the question, the more interesting the answer, it seems. It was a real treat to visit St Cuthberts Mill to witness their paper-making process and chat over the challenges they face in making paper that will withstand even the harshest of treatment in the hands of printmakers.
As (featured artist) John Pedder’s print so nicely puts it, ‘Knives are for creating, not destroying’ and we aspire to be a positive voice on all things inky, doing our bit to inspire and educate.
Issue Six featured artists/studios:
Ben Beach • Black Women of Print • BRED Design • Created in Slovakia • Danielle Creenaune • Marian Haf • Tessa Holmes • Molly Lemon • Anna Marrow • Off The Press Collective • John Pedder • The Printhaus • Samuel RiosCuevas • Karin Rytter • Rachel Schlothan • John Simpson • Jo Stafford • St Cuthberts Mill • Supermundane • Andrew Wilson
Format: 100 page perfect bound publication
Size: 210mm x 280mm