HUMPBACK WHALES



PUFFINS



NORTHERN FLICKER



BILLY GOAT



CHIPMUNK



RACCOON



JACK SHEEP



HEN



OUT OF THE GARDEN


The Woodcut Process

Each of my print editions begins as a sketch transferred onto a piece of hardwood which I then carve in relief using a combination of knives and gouges. Although I do not make Japanese-style prints, my process of making woodcuts is informed by Japanese methods where a bevelled knife is used to do most of the cutting and gouges with different curvatures are used to remove the non-image area. Each impression is hand-printed by burnishing (or rubbing) the back of the paper with a bamboo spoon after the block has been inked.

Below is a video of my woodcut process, filmed and edited by Emily Hunt.




Limited Editions

These are all numbered, limited edition prints, which means once an edition is sold out, no more will be available.



The Papers

All of the papers I use are handmade in Japan using traditional methods from the inner bark of the paper mulberry. Below is a beautiful little video showing the making of one of the main papers I use, kurotani. The video is by Kuroyanagi Takashi.