The Print Room has been set up for me mainly to pursue my etching and it is located on a farm nestling in delightful countryside on Russ Hill, Surrey.
Since I had an opportunity to practise less-toxic etching technique as a residence
at Ochre Print Studio, I use the etching ground called
B.I.G (Baldwin's Ink Ground).
*Appointment only: Contact me if you would like to visit
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The workshop I can offer:
One day session
- Introduction to Drypoint
- Introduction to Etching: Hard-ground Line Etching on Zinc
- Lift Etching on Aluminium
- Explore Soft-ground Etching on Zinc
Two days session
- Explore multi colour printing with Drypoint and Carborundum
- Etching: Hard-ground and Aquatint with Zinc
- Explore Soft-ground Etching on Zinc
- Relief print (Woodcut / Linocut)
- Screenprint (Mono / Stencil)
- Mono print
The facilities include : Small Etching Press (25cmx60cm) / Medium Etching Press (Polymetaal 60cm x 120cm) /
Cast Iron Book Press / Screen Printing Bed (screen size 50cm x 60cm) / Tabletop Screen Printing Bed / Rollers /
Inking Station / Print Drying Racks / Etching Sink
....and a dog bed!
I am a professional Japanese artist, illustrator and printmaker based in the UK.
Growing up with an architect father and jewellery designer mother and trained as a set designer,
I have been drawing as long as I can remember, and I have always wanted to be able to draw like Rembrandt!
I began travelling around the country for ‘I Never Knew That’ book series by Christopher Winn
and I took an advantage to visit ancient sites. I have found that no matter which of them I visit,
I always find at least one masterpiece that speaks to me and inspires me to draw.
Trained as a set designer, I have always been fascinated by the old stone buildings of Europe and
I have long wanted to understand what it must have been like to be a mason or an architect back then.
I have found that the physical process of etching is satisfying, almost as much of a challenge for a printmaker as is the challenge
a mason faces when striving to achieve a perfect building or carving.
Collage of Art, Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan
(Degree: Visual Communication Design, BA)
2022 Surrey Artist Open Studio at The Print Room
2022 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Adam's Gallery, Reigate)
2021 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Adam's Gallery, Reigate)
2021 Group Exhibition '5 Printmakes' (Wilson Studio, Oxmarket Gallery)
2019 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Guildford)
2018 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Guildford)
2017-8 Hahnemühle Mini Print Exhibition (Best In Show Award for 'Chichester Cross')
2017 National Open Printmaking Exhibition 'Triangular Lodge' Selected (Bankside Gallery)
2016 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Guildford)
2015 'Spring To Summer : 12 Printmakers' (Baker Tilly)
2014 Ochre Print Studio Summer Exhibition (Guildford)
2006 'The original drawings of I Never Knew That book series' (Savile Club)
2004 'The original drawings of I Never Knew That' (Savile Club)
2018 ‘Walk Through History: Discover Victorian London’ by Christopher Winn (Ebury Press)
2016 ‘Carols From King’s’ by Alexandra Coghlan (BBC Books)
2016 ‘See London By Tube’ by Christopher Winn (Ebury Press)
2015 ‘Bricks and Mortals’ by Tom Wilkinson (Bloomsbury)
2015 'The Trains Now Departed' by Michael Willams (Preface)
2011 ‘Young Herriot’ by John Lewis-Stempel (BBC Books)
2009 ‘Great British Weapons’ by George Courtauld (Ebury Press)
2008 ‘The English House’ by Clive Aslet (Bloomsbury)
2004ー ‘I Never Knew That About...’ series by Christopher Winn (Ebury Press)
The Mayfair / Kensington and Chelsea / Fulham Residents' Journal / Belgravia Residents Journal / Vantage Magazine / Pell-Mell & Woodcote / Luxury London /
Finchatton / The Glebe / Pure DNA / Vision Track