I emailed Katherine and we arranged a day and time to meet after Deborah introduced us.
Red Hot Press is an open access printmaking workshop. It’s situated in the shadow-throw of Central Bridge; opposite Arches Studios and next to Southampton Butchers.
Katherine co-founded the business in 2004 after completing a fine art printmaking degree at Winchester School of Art.
The workshop teaches lino-cutting, collagraphing, card-cutting, dry-pointing, etching, letter-pressing, mono printing, photo transfer printing, wood engraving, textile printing and paper cutting printmaking techniques
When I arrived, Katherine had just finished teaching a linocut printing course. After her students had all left she showed me around the workshop.
I asked if I could see some of her work and she showed me some, including:
A bike-ride inspired linocut:
An illustrated poem on the annual scouring of the White Horse at Uffington:
‘Lost in Translation’ prints of foreign words which have no equivalent in English:
Here you can see the process of making a linocut printing of a cement triangulation obelisk, called Crouch’s Down:
I also asked Katherine: ‘how’s the water’? She said she hasn’t been swimming recently because of her flu. Normally she wild swims in the river Test. She clarified: ‘Test’ happens to be the river’s proper name – often people are confused and imagine she’s talking about a sort of swimming assessment.
She gave the assemblage a typesetting sort that print-presses the letter ‘R’ (for Red Hot Press?) and then sent me to see Liz at wherever it is Liz decides to meet me.
Pocket Number 22: Liz at Tudor House Café >>
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