Non-toxic workshop day 3

The weather is hot, the view is magnificent, and we’re working hard – the intaglio workshop is in motion. The great advantage of the non-toxic approach is that it’s possible to work with all steps in the process anywhere, even in your kitchen. And that’s exactly what we’re doing here – in Åse and Henrik’s wonderful place in the mountains here in Capileira. Here’s a few images from the last few days. Still testing technical stuff – and as Henrik says, “After four or five test prints with the same technique you may have a finished piece of work, but you’ll need more before you’re ready to exhibit it”. We’ll get there, eventually, just wait and see.

 

Åse Høhjer demonstrating the spit-bite technique – in the kitchen.
Åse Højer demonstrating the spit-bite technique – in the kitchen.

 

Etching? Unhealthy acids? No more. Susanne Mattsson Wahlkvist (Sweden) develops her motif in non-toxic bath.
Etchings? Unhealthy acids? No more. Susanne M Wahlkvist (Sweden) develops her plate in the non-toxic bath.

 

Capileira Non-toxic Intaglio Workshop, 25. July - 2. August 2015, with Henrik Bøegh and Åse Højer. Photo: Lars Pryds
Printing is downstairs from the kitchen – Susanne operating the press, instructor Henrik Bøegh wiping the table in the background.

 

Henrik Bøegh, Åse Højer and me inspecting a day's work on the magnetic board where prints hang to dry. Photo by Susanne M Wahlkvist.
Henrik Bøegh, Åse Højer and me inspecting a day’s work on the magnetic board where prints hang to dry. Photo by Susanne M Wahlkvist.

 

Did I mention the view? From the terrace with the old work table we can see the two villages in the valley below Capileira. Gabriela and Eugenia at the table.
Did I mention the view? From the terrace with the old work table we can see the two other white villages Bubión and Pampaneira in the valley below Capileira. Gabriela from Austria and Eugenia from Congo.

 

Tools on the table – and notebook for later reference.
Tools on the table – and notebook for later reference.