Artist Di Terry joined The Print Room yesterday to learn the techniques of photo screen printing and explore the way in which print can expand her current practice.
Di is currently working on a series of large scale works on paper using charcoals and inks in representing visited landscapes. Di is drawn to the isolation, drama and wilderness of mountain ranges and moorland and incorporates tearing, burning, soaking and crumpling into her paper works to create a three dimensional feeling to the drawings.
The Print Room’s Sarah Hardacre visited Di’s studio at Woodend Mill in Mossley to get a full understanding of her work and how print could expand her current practice. With some of Di’s works measuring up to two metres square, we discussed strategies for framing and displaying works as well as how Di might create smaller multiples of her work to could compliment the larger scale works. Di is preparing for an exhibition of her work at Gallery Oldham and we planned around strategies for creating small works for sale that create an additional dimension to the show of large scale original drawings.
Di then visited The Print Room and working with her image of the Keepers Cottage in Diggle, Sarah took her through the process of creating and preparing digital positives in PhotoShop, coating and exposing screens, setting up the screen bed, registration techniques, flooding and printing screens and good print studio practice to get the best our of your materials, chemicals and screens.
Below are some images of Di Terry’s original drawings together with the final 3 colour screen print on G.F. Smith‘s Accent Glacier White 270gsm Acid Free paper.
And you can see more of Di’s work and practice through her website: www.diterry.com