In June this year I spent a great day with printmaker Stef Mitchell on a one to one workshop at her studio in Staithes, Yorkshire. It was a six hour trip by various trains to get to Whitby were we stayed and then a half hour bus ride to Staithes. The east coast of Yorkshire seems shut a lot of the time, which is a shame as they have a lot to offer, but access is obviously a problem.
It was an appalling wet day when I went and Stef had to ply me with coffee and a hot fire to dry out, but although I spent the day very soggy in wet socks the course was well worth all the effort.
The course was all based on printing with natural materials collected locally. We initially printed in the studio and when it stopped raining we could print outdoors.
Here are some examples of what I was able to achieve on the day.
But we did find somewhere nice to go off the tourist routes...Sandsend... which has the most beautiful beach I have ever seen.