Non-toxic workshop day 1

I’m in Capileira, 1.436 metres above sea level in the hot mountains of Granada, Spain – attending a one-week international workshop in non-toxic intaglio printing. The last intaglio print I made was twenty years ago, in a symposium by the Gudenå river near Silkeborg, Denmark – so it’s about time I got my hands dirty from printing ink again.

On day one, Henrik Bøegh introduced us seven participants – artists from Sweden, Norway, Austria, France and Denmark – to his studio and to the photo-polymer technique we will explore during the week, while we’re being spoiled by delicious Spanish meals prepared in the breaks between assisting Henrik (and us) in the studio by Åse Højer – a renowned artist herself.

So – here it is: my first intaglio print plate in 20 years – before and after the short trip through the printing press. It’ just a test of techniques, art it definitely is not. That will come later (maybe)…