Woodblock Printmaking

From carving designs through layers of colored slip on pottery to carving woodblocks for printmaking seemed a natural transition to Claudia. After 40+ years of making pots she searched for a simpler, cleaner, and more efficient art practice. A practice where the results of the carving were apparent in a matter of days and corrections or additions could be seen immediately as opposed to weeks with gas fired pottery. 

During the summer of 2018, Claudia participated in a Japanese woodblock printmaking workshop at Penland School of Craft taught by Japanese print master, Keiji Shinohara. Equipment for “mokuhanga,” a traditional Japanese form of woodblock printmaking, involves wood blocks, one for each color within the print, water based liquid pigment, soft brushes, suitable papers, a disk baren for applying pressure to the paper on the block, good sharp wood carving tools, a design, and elbow grease. All the tools and materials are easily transportable and non toxic. 

Claudia may return to pottery in the future, but for now look for more prints.

Galleries & shops where you can find Claudia's work

North Carolina

  • 87 Ruffin, Linville

  • Mica, Bakersville

  • Grovewood Gallery, Asheville

  • Southern Highland Guild Craft Shop, Asheville

  • Seven Sisters, Black Mountain

Tennessee

  • Art & Invention, Nashville

Florida

  • Crossed Palms Gallery, Bokeelia Key

  • Fern and Dina's Gallery and Gifts, Fernandina