It was another successful Clockworks Press collagraph workshop given by Holly Brown in Delft, Netherlands on March 22 2019 at the Atelier Indrukwekkend with 9 motivated and dedicated artists! They carved and printed their hearts out experimenting with both reductive carving and additive collagraph techniques. They used Speedball fabric and block printing inks to print in relief on repurposed denim, jean pockets, tea towels and Arnhem paper. This workshop was generously supported by the amazing folks Speedball Art Products. Each participant left with a bag filled with brayers, barens, inks and other tools to continue making collagraphs at home! I can't wait to teach again in the beautiful city of Delft! Thank you Kirsten for a fabulous time again. High tea and lunch were generously supplied locally by The Living.
I had a great time chatting with Angela Velasquez from RIVET magazine for a Q and A all about my work with denim. Here's a little snippet.
For Holly Brown, the owner of Clockworks Press in Brooklyn, printed denim is more than just a fashion trend—it’s art.
A printmaker for more than 20 years, Brown, whose prints can be found in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, Yale University and Princeton University, began using denim as her canvas in 2016 for a sustainable alternative to paper.
“I was typically printing on paper, but always concerned with keeping my practice eco-friendly and sustainable,” she said. “With my images already being so urban and industrial, what better material than denim to give a try—a material for all people,” she said.
To continue reading head to RIVET online.
Photo credit: Craig Foster Photography
Clockworks Press® is pleased to be exhibiting the collagraph "De Hef" as part of the 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Expo. On March 8, OLLI at Bradley University visited Prairie Center of the Arts to view and learn more about the 37th Annual Bradley Int'l Print and Drawing Exhibition. John Amdall did a wonderful job leading the group in explaining printmaking techniques and process.
Holly E Brown
Artist and Printmaker
De Toffe Toko