Sarah Morgan

Herne Hill Market

Sarah makes collograph prints which are often inspired by feelings, adventures, memories, love and other emotions.

Each collograph plate is made up of mountboard, tape, glue and sometimes carborundum. Sarah then then scratches and cuts away pieces of the mountboard until she has he image she wants. She mixes up ink for each printing session then inks up each plate by hand with sticky ink. Then the ink is wiped back so it only remains in the scratched lines and the cut away board adding colour by a technique known as a la poupee. The plate is then put onto a printing press and pulled through with dampened paper on top. This whole inking up process has to be repeated for each print thereafter which is why prints can vary a little in colour making each print unique and original which is all part of their charm.