PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING GELLI PLATE CARE AND USE INSTRUCTIONS:
Three key points: • Avoid using sharp objects on the plates • Clean the plate after use as instructed • Place back in original packaging to store cleaned plate for your next project!
Important cleaning note – plate cleaning materials: Avoid using white spirit to clean the plate; instead smooth sheets of scrap paper, newspaper etc over the surface until any remaining ink has lifted off. Cleaning with white spirit will degrade the surface of the plate. If using water based ink you can wash the plate with water and mild detergent.
I am very excited to try using these plates too. They seem to have enormous potential for a variety of very exciting off press outcomes. A big thank you to Katherine Jones for introducing and writing this project for the Rabley Printmakers.
Introduction Katherine Jones
Gelli Plates are amazingly effective and pick up even the most sensitive detail. They are ideal for making monotype-style images without a press and are malleable, allowing you to print onto all sorts of materials including paper, fabric and even rigid surfaces like wood or cardboard.
RABLEY GALLERY AT THE LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR 2019
25th – 28th April 2019
During the coming weeks I will be highlighting the artists and the monoprints we will be exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair in April 2019. For more information about the work of Katherine Jones or visiting the London Original Print Fair please contact the gallery – email email@example.com
Rabley Gallery will be exhibiting new works focusing on monoprints. The quality of these prints brings a fresh vibe to the artworks and offers a more unique and experimental field of play for the collector and for the artist as they develop series of imagery. The monoprint, unlike the monotype, is one of a series, so it is not completely unique. Monoprints are often thought of as variations on one theme.
ARTIST in FOCUS
CLOUD AND CUMULUS SERIES
Monoprints and Collagraph & Block Prints
Katherine Jones ‘Cumulus’ Monoprints V-VIII, 2019 20.5 x 17cm
A festive welcome awaits at Rabley throughout December with our annual Artmas Fair. We are celebrating another year of exhibiting our wonderful artists with specially selected portfolios of works prints, drawings, ceramics and jewellery for you to view around our large table in the gallery. Relax by a warm fire and enjoy our hospitality away from the crowds.Continue reading →
Our wonderful exhibition ‘Katherine Jones – The Precious Hours’ may have ended but if you didn’t make it then we will be showing Katherine’s work at this year’s London Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy of Arts. There will also be an exclusive launch of a limited edition etching by Katherine – ‘The Freedom of Clouds’ especially for The Young Collectors evening on Thursday 3rd May (Rabley Stand 24) when Katherine will be there to meet and discuss her work.
Katherine Jones ‘The Freedom of Clouds’ 2018 Etching and Block Print Paper 19 x 24cm Block 9.6 x 14.6cm Edition of 15
Rabley has a very exciting Spring and summer planned. To keep you up to date in one email I have included exciting news and key dates below – from the Rabley Gallery’s exclusive launch at the London Original Print Fair of new prints by Emma Stibbon RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Nana Shiomi, Sara Lee and more! To Special opportunities to meet the artists, courses and culminating with our Summer Picnic in July!
We look forward to seeing you.
With best wishes for a Happy Easter!
to 28 April 2018
‘The Precious Hours’
New prints and works on paper made during the artists’ residency at Rabley Drawing Centre.
‘The Rabley Series’
An exhibition of ceramics made in response to the landscape and environment of Rabley farm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 4pm
and weekdays by Appointment.
The Precious Hours 2017, Collagraph and block print on paper, 92 x 71 cm, Edition of 25
The Precious Hours is an exhibition of new prints and works on paper by Katherine Jones, Rabley’s artist-in-residence 2016-17 and runs from 17 March – 28 April 2018 at Rabley Gallery, Wiltshire.
During her residency Katherine Jones travelled down to Rabley Home Farm from her home in London on a monthly basis. Katherine was able to witness the seasonal changes on the farm as well as more formal changes such as the sale of the dairy herd, which marked a fundamental shift for the farm. She has not attempted to document these changes straightforwardly, rather, the relative space and minimalism of the cultivated landscape in contrast to the squeeze of the urban environment; the differences in scale; the bittersweet nature of farming and our larger changing environment have been the catalyst to the new work. Continue reading →