YA Microgrant: Update from Tessa Lyons

As a rock climber I feel I have a strong appreciation of geology for its form, texture and scale. Living in Sheffield, we’re very lucky to be so close to the Gritstone edges of the Peak District. With the microgrant awarded from Yorkshire Artspace, I am working on a new series of prints based on our beloved Gritstone.

I have been picking out prominent boulders and pinnacles to draw in dry point and I’m currently in the process of printing. With this project, I am lucky enough to be learning from the very best etching master, Neil Woodall.

These prints will be on display at Persistence Works during the forthcoming Open Studios and as part of this, I will be running creative workshops for the general public to attend on Saturday 21st November 2015.

The technique we will be using in the workshops involves salt water and ink. This method allows the ink to create a landscape of its own. The salt breaks up the flow of the ink so it almost looks like trees, the ink and water bleed together creating hills and lakes and landmasses.

For further information or to book on to the workshop please email me tessaamylyons@gmail.com