Peter Shread



Relief Print Process

Woodcuts are made by drawing a design on a wood block, and then cutting away the background with a knife and gouges.
The finished block is then inked with a roller and printed in a hand press.

For color prints a separate block is cut for each colour, (typically composed of three to five blocks).
These are then printed in sequence, one color over another until the image is complete.
By adding a transparent medium to the ink, it is possible to overlay two colours and create a third, (i.e. Blue + Yellow = Green)

In my work I try to combine the decorative and the topographical aspects to provide a strong image.


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