Pressing Matters magazine — Issue 06by Pressing Matters magazine
It's great to see that both local and global communities are thriving all championing their favored techniques, whilst celebrating whilst celebrating printmaking as a whole. It's something we strive to echo in the magazine; community - led stories from the USA to 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 questions, 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 put's it, 'Knives are for creating, not destroying' and we aspire to be a positive voice on all things inky, doing our bits to inspire and educate.
Issue Six featured artists/studios:
Black Women of Print
Created in Slovakia
Off The Press Collective
St Cuthberts Mill
100 page perfect bound publication, printed by Park Communications on
Edixion Offset paper.