In a perfect 'happy relationship' arrangement, Craig dropped me off at Baldessin whilst he travelled to compete in a Mountain Bike Orienteering event a few hours away. I spent 3 days monoprinting at Baldessin, having full access to their facilities. Its a wonderful space, a stone building with plenty of character, a good layout and plenty of working space, all to myself.
The other great benefit of Baldessin is the onsite accomodation. I stayed in 'The Garret', attic accomodation above the studio. It was basic and rustic but the price and location was perfect, with 24 hour studio access included.
|The Studio (rear side view), with the windows of|
'The Garret' accomodation up the top.
|Working with the press, monoprinting|
|View of part of the studio, lots of bench space all for me!|
This view is of course before I started spreading my stuff
all over the place......
|An 'arty' photo of gorgeous rollers and etching inks!|
|The press, a good size and easy to work with.|
Plenty of space to move all around it.
|The leaf prints I'll make into a book. I printed on|
some beautiful fine papers I bought at
Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies in
|Some of my stencils and objects I worked with.|
|Some finished prints, the photos of course don't do them justice!|
For more information about Baldessin, go to http://baldessinpress.com.au/. They're also on facebook.