Participants spent the first day preparing their plates by selecting suitable artwork/foliage and exposing plates to daylight. The plates were then developed in tap water and post exposed. The following day participants were shown how to ink up and print their plates, using both intaglio and relief printing techniques and a small etching press.
"Susie, just a quick thank-you for the Solar printing course that I found really inspiring and fun to do! I think that you had everything so well organised and were always ready to answer lots of questions with so much kindness and patience! I’m sure that I’m not the only one to have appreciated the lovely relaxed atmosphere and the ‘wow’ effects of the prints coming off the press!"
"Have been meaning to write to say thank you for the wonderful course at Cambridge Botanic Gardens, I found it really inspiring and the whole process of solar plate printing, each bit of it, fascinating and absorbing."
"I just wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful course in solar printing that you led this week at the Cambridge Botanic gardens. As someone who had done nothing 'arty' since school many years ago I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it most inspiring."
For further information about this workshop and other courses at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden please visit their website. Botanic Gardens Website