Today's postings

  1. [Baren 25037] Barker&Browne Exhibition (Vic Browne)
  2. [Baren 25038] Re: Barker&Browne Exhibition (Emma Jane Hogbin)
  3. [Baren 25039] Pipestone engraving (Mary Brooks-Mueller)
  4. [Baren 25040] Re: Pipestone engraving (Charles Morgan)
  5. [Baren 25041] I'm a newbie to Baren (bslane #
  6. [Baren 25042] Re: Pipestone engraving ("Janet Warner Montgomery")
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Message 1
From: Vic Browne
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 20:05:47 +0100
Subject: [Baren 25037] Barker&Browne Exhibition
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BARKER&BROWNE's Private View will be held at the RK Burt Gallery,
London. The link below will give you details about the exhibition, plus
directions to the gallery. Jill and myself will both be present at the
gallery during the two week show. Prints can be purchased during and
after the exhibition. If you are unable to attend, 'Pooling I & II'
will also be for sale at the RWA's Open Print Exhibition in Bristol(
16th May - 12th June 2004, ). If
you know any people who would like to attend, I would be grateful if
you forwarded the information and include the weblink below.

25th May - 28th May, 1st June - 4th June

Private View
Tuesday 25th May, 2004
6.00 - 8.00pm.

RK Burt Gallery
57 Union St,
London. SE11SG

Underground Stns: Southwark, Borough, London Bridge

Please email with any queries.

Many thanks,

Vic Browne

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Message 2
From: Emma Jane Hogbin
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 15:17:36 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25038] Re: Barker&Browne Exhibition
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Vic Browne wrote:

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Emma Jane Hogbin
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Message 3
From: Mary Brooks-Mueller
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 20:51:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 25039] Pipestone engraving
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I am trying to make a contribution as I am able to the
Has anyone ever tried to use Pipestone for engraving
in the place of wood. It is a very different
experience. Pipestone is grey or red and I use the
red, it is a silky stone and cuts almost too easily,
but responds with the point of a gentle scraper or
intagio scribe, giving very delicate lines, or
sometime small chips if you are too vigorous on it. It
is also very porous like slate or compacted silt.

It doesn't respond well to water inks. Well actually
it will swallow them up...But as an experiment in
engraving small even tiny prints i enjoy the trial.
Some come out sharp and clear, some a bit more rustic.

I also like using it in place of TYPE, but it must be
hand printed as it won't withstand a press.

The stone itself, "Catlinite" is mined in the northern
plains states. I'm a bit Cherokee and know of several
sources. It is not sold totally exclusively to
Natives. Some quantities are sold as they are mined,
which is a tedious process. So, sometimes an order
may be delayed.

At any rate, interested printers can look at:
$10/#, sizes vary from 1 inch squares to 1x3x6"
$15/# for 2-3"x6-10" slabcut.

There are some places in South Dakota as well.
All slabcuts come are rough, but easily honed smooth
as glass.
Glad for any feedbakc
Mary in Mexico
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Message 4
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 21:55:09 -0700
Subject: [Baren 25040] Re: Pipestone engraving
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Hello Mary,

I am here on Vancouver Island just on the Pacific Coast of British
Columbia, Canada. Just two weeks ago I was out panning for gold ...strictly
recreational!! Anyway, I came across a lot of soft, red stone. From your
description, it may be pipestone. I brought a piece back for a sculptor
friend to try. I was wondering how it would work for relief print, as it
seemed it would carve with good wood working tools. Now I am encouraged by
your post to try.

However, I am wondering how I could get a surface of any size flat enough.
I do not have a large slab saw. I do have a band saw for cutting steel, and
I wonder if that would work, or would it just ruin the blade? A friend of
mine cuts soft stone with a carpenter's hand saw ... have you tried that?
What about rubbing the stone on a board or other flat surface, covered with
coarse sand paper. I would really appreciate any suggestions you have for
producing a flat, polished surface.

What sort of inks are you using? What sort of paper are you using? Any
suggestions would be most welcome.

Also, do you have any examples of your work on line? I would love to see
some of your prints.

Best wishes ....... Charles
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Message 5
From: bslane #
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 22:41:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 25041] I'm a newbie to Baren
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Hello All,

I stumbled upon your fine community recently when I was searching for print groups
and exchanges. I am a few years removed from the U. of WA (seattle) print program.
I 've been a printmaker for about 6 years now and actually am just returning to
woodblock and linocuts. My interest in woodblocks is due in part to the mexican
printmakers such as Leopoldo Mendez, Jose Posada, Elizabeth Catlett, and others
members of the TGP from 1910 - 1950's. I admire their use of woodblock as a tool to
communicate and make social change I also am fascinated with the Eastern European
Ex-Libris prints. A bit of an odd combination, perhaps it's something about the narrative
that I like.

I look forward to taking part in the swapshop and hopefully some of the exchanges soon.
(the baren galleries are fantastic!!!!!!!!) In the meantime I would be remiss if I didn't
mention that I am organizing a print exchange and 2 shows. We did one earlier this year
and of the 31 participants I believe 15 did woodblocks / linocuts. I invite all of you
to participate. The info is below.


Brian Lane

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Print Zero Studios - Print Exchange #2

This is a non-juried call to artists to be part of our 2nd print exchange.
Each artist is to create an edition of 15 prints, 5" X 7" paper size,
incorporating at least one printmaking process. (Strictly digital
prints will not be accepted.) The print exchange will be shown in
both Seattle, WA & Laramie, WY. The deadline is June 15, 2004.
For complete information & prospectus, or to see all 31 images
from our previous print exchange please go to our website.

Brian Lane
Jeremy Cody
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Message 6
From: "Janet Warner Montgomery"
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 08:56:17 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25042] Re: Pipestone engraving
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my usual sources don't seem to have mohawk superfine paper, it feels like basingwerk to me, I'd appreciate any suggestions. thanks in advance. -jan Stop worrying about overloading your inbox - get MSN Hotmail Extra Storage!