Collograph courses 2018


Led by Annabel Wilkes

March 8th & 9th 2018

Come and join us for a Beginners explorative and inspirational texture making workshop, creating collograph plates and prints. This will be held at the Porthmeor Print Workshop 10-3 pm on Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th March 2018. (with a break for lunch).

Using found, recyclable and easily sourced materials to design  unique collograph plates on card. We will be focusing on manipulating selected materials (tile adhesive, tape, papers, carborundum) and layering to create texture. From this you will develop a collection of 4/5 prints in monochrome and colour using oil based etching inks.

£40 per day (2 days total), plus a few ££s for paper. Groups of 8 max. To book your slot call Annabel Wilkes 07940503028 and visit ‘print workshops’on the website for more details and photographs of past courses.

We hope to see you soon! Annabel.

New course led by Linda Styles November 2016


Tile workshop with specific emphasis on printmaking methodology as part of the educational element of ‘Pressgang’ at Penwith 15.10.16 – 14.11.16*No prior clay experience necessary.

Sunday -11am – 3.00pm – 06.11.16

Maximum number = 8 students

Location and cost

Venue – The Porthmeor Print Workshop is located above the Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, TR26 1NL, in what was Peter Lanyon’s School of Painting.

Cost – £50 per student, which covers course preparation, introduction (with my own examples of semi relief tile work), question/answer session, practical demonstration, one to one guidance, group critique, handouts and all materials/processing. Your work will be ready for collection from Penwith gallery on Thursday 17.11.16 onwards.

Materials supplied

Terracotta and white earthenware clay, white base/coloured slips, oxides (cobalt, chromium, vanadium, copper, yellow ochre, black iron, red iron suspended in water), and clear glaze to finish (if required).

Processing – 2 x firings to 960’c bisque + 1060’c glaze (in my studio kiln).

Other resources

I will provide a collection of press molds that celebrate ‘mid century popular ornament’, textured surface bats, stamp molds and universal shape cut outs.


We will begin the practical workshop by focusing on tactile sense which will include some quick ‘limbering up’ sketches in clay, moving quickly on to more formal construction methods which will be combined with unorthodox ways of seeing and doing.

Aims – To enter into the spirit of experimentation and imagination. Skill of the hand is not imperative.

Objectives – To construct a ‘triptych’ of semi relief assembled wall art with some thought given to a cohesive theme.


If required I can clear glaze all or some of your tiles which will enhance the luminosity of your oxide infused/coloured slip surface treatments. *Please note – work will be ready for collection from Wednesday 16.11.16.

Pre-course activities – If possible please refer to the information below, giving yourself time to consider key words and meanings in advance of course commencement.

Links to artists that might inspire you –

Mad potter of Biloxi

Robert Arneson ceramics

lucio fontana clay

asger jorn ceramics

Peter Voulkos ceramics

Paul Soldner clay

Ron Nagle ceramics

Viola Frey

betty Woodman ceramics

Medardo Rosso

Linda Styles 2016

Collograph courses led by Annabel Wilkes Oct 2016

Local printmaker Annabel Wilkes will be running an 8 week course on COLLOGRAPH PRINTING during October 2016.

This will involve creating plates on aluminium and card using found and manipulated materials such as paper, natural materials, tile adhesive, pva, carborundum, tape.

Processes will involve intaglio method (drypoint) on aluminium as well as a mixture of intaglio and relief printing from card plates (collograph). The beginning of the course will also discuss the possibilities in composition and placement of materials to create an exciting pieces of work. Students will also learn exciting techniques in burning materials onto metal in order to print from.

The beginning of the course will also discuss the possibilities in composition and placement of materials to create an exciting pieces of work. Work will be evaluated by doing group crits to have the opportunity to reflect on your practice.

During the 8 weeks students will create a unique body of work in monotone and colour using various techniques using intaglio and relief printing.

Price; £160 non members, £120 members (8 weeks). Paper is available to buy and there is a small contribution towards materials (inks etc..)

When; Tuesday evenings 6-8.30/9pm.

For further information email Annabel on

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There will be further daytime workshops during December, please email Annabel if you require further information.