Last day of Encaustic Collagraph workshop

Here are some results from my last day with Elise and Jane at Atelier Meridian. The printing is not too good, I’m afraid. I have a lot of trouble making the Akua colours behave, but it must be me – Angela had some brilliant results.

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And here's a photo of Jane with the huge roller that Barbara found for her.

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Elise Wagner Workshop

We have arrived in Portland, Oregon, to take a three day Encaustic Collagraph workshop with Elise Wagner. We are staying with Barbara Mason. Barbara is a printmaker of many years standing. I met her more than a decade ago, when I taught a workshop for her here in Portland.

Elise works together with Jane Pagliarulo, who, together with Barbara, founded a Print Studio called Atelier Meridian.

Here are some shots of Elise’s Studio. Brittany, Jane’s intern, is in the second shot. All the work on the walls is by Elise Wagner.

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And here are some of the plates I made. Tomorrow we spend the day printing at the Atelier, and I will see what I can do with my plates. The scraper above the plates is used to carve the wax down.
We will be using Akua Inks.

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Excitement!!

I’m busy planning a trip to the US next month to take a number of workshops in encaustic. Im going first to Wax Works West to do the R&F Advanced Teaching Workshop with Laura Moriarty, then having some time to do a bit of exploring of Northern California.

Then its off to Portland, Oregon, for a collagraph workshop with Elise Wagner, and finally to Santa Fe to do one of Paula Roland’s Mark Making Workshops. My friend Angela Noble is coming with me. I expect to come home exhausted but full of ideas. ¬†Any suggestions from readers for must see things in any of these places would be gratefully received!