Dean William Birch – A Retrospective with Printers Inc

August 25, 2014

Coventry Cathedral by Dean William Birch

Coventry Cathedral by Dean William Birch

Printers Inc is an intaglio printing group meeting monthly at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. The exhibition includes a retrospective of print works by group member Dean William Birch, also exhibiting current work.

Intaglio is a printing process where the design is cut into a plate and then passed through a heavy mangle printing press. It is rare within Printers Inc for a plate to be used to produce a series of identical images. Each member of the group is an artist who can use a variety of other techniques with an intaglio process to develop their final piece. These techniques may be print-based or include other media and craft. The combination of techniques more frequently results in each print being individual and non-replicable, although the same base plate might be used.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 25 August until 06 September.  (Closed on Sundays.)

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Photography by Martin Cameron
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