Clay Monoprints: Dreams, Visions, and Alternate Realities. An Exhibit of Works by Susan Richards

Clay Monoprints by Susan Richards
clay monoprint
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Clay monoprinting is my joy and my passion.  It is a unique form of image transfer developed by Mitch Lyons, who I am fortunate enough to study with. The printing 'plate' is a clay slab. Color is applied with clay slip to which pigments have been added. Layers of texture using all kinds of materials can be added. The 'paper' is a synthetic interfacing material called Reemay 2470. When placed over the design and hand rubbed with a pony roller, a print from the slab is transferred to the two-dimensional material. There is a spontaneity to this most satisfying process, and random surprises as colors and textures from previous layers come through in the print. Hand finishing can be done with watercolor, pastels, or other media.  This unusual process which combines printmaking with the tactility of clay, results in two-dimensional work with greater depth and a feeling of three-dimensionality.

I am honored to be exhibiting at Pendle Hill under the auspices of their Arts and Spirituality Program! 

The Tree Rooms Gallery, in the Main House at Pendle Hill, is open daily from 9 am - noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm.


Pendle Hill, A Quaker Study, Retreat, and Conference Center
338 Plush Mill Road The Tree Rooms Gallery, Main House
Wallingford, PA 19086-6023
610-566-4507 ext. 137