Relief collagraph of the north face of Everest - David Stott 2017
A creative 'day out' provided a therapeutic tonic for both of us.
You can see a gallery of Hester's printmaking on her website: www.hestercox.com
In the afternoon we had a printing session. It was with great anticipation we rolled the printing ink onto our plates. I had no idea how my print would turn out. Once the plate was 'inked' we placed a piece of white Japanese paper on top. We then used a bamboo 'baren' to carefully rub the paper onto the inked plate. The magic moment arrived when I was able to peel back the paper to reveal my print of the north face of Everest. It was so exciting!
We had both enjoyed a brilliant and creative day. This was thanks to ArtisOn. Located just outside Masham they run mainly one-day workshops in everything from pottery to blacksmithing, crochet to stained glass, paint and print to jewelery or photography. We also enjoyed a superb homemade lunch plus delicious homemade cakes in the afternoon.
The ArtisOn website enables you to view the full programme plus more detail about each workshop. Masham is also a wonderful place to visit with galleries and two famous local breweries.
ArtisOn - www.artison.co.uk
Masham - www.visitmasham.com
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