This is a slice print of the Durham Oak Burr which was prepared and printed for BBC Countryfile which was aired on 2nd December 2018.
The wood was kindly donated by David Shields from the Art-e Factory based in Leadgate, County Durham.
This piece of wood was sanded, burned, wire brushed, and then inked.
The wood isn't level enough to be put through the press so this image is hand burnished using a bone folder. Its a slow, careful process as every millimetre of the paper has to be pressed onto the wood.
But so worth it!
Printed by hand onto Fabriano Unica handmade paper 50% cotton content 250gsm.
The prints are part of an open edition, and signed. They are available as seen without a mount.
The print dimensions are: 6 cm x 40 cm
The paper dimensions are: 18 cm x 53 cm