Sarah Mander

Thank you for visiting my website. I have been a practising artist printmaker for over twenty five years. My current work is inspired by my trips to the USA looking at aircraft in the aircraft graveyard in the Arizona desert and parts of space craft that have returned from space missions.

I am fascinated by man-made objects, the precision engineering of aircraft, the metal and riveting. I am also intrigued by the way that these objects are weathered, and worn by time and use and indeed by re-entry to the earths atmosphere.

 I work mainly in Etching, Collagraph and Drypoint as I love the infinite textures, marks, embossing and rich surfaces that can be achieved with these printmaking techniques.

Following the completion of a Master's Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Wimbledon school of Art I set up, and I continue to run Red Hot Press which is a successful and respected print workshop in Southampton England.  The workshop exists to promote Fine Art Printmaking to the wider public. Over the past thirteen years we have earned a reputation for the quality of our course programme. I teach printmaking at Red Hot Press and also as a visiting lecturer at West Dean college.

Next courses I am teaching

Drypoint Animals Day 3rd June at Red Hot Press

Collagraphs – embossed and colourful Printmaking - June 29th - July 2nd at West Dean College.

Examples of some of the great Collagraph plates and prints that have been produced during my courses at West Dean College.

These images were produced by students who were mostly new to printmaking and to the print technique of Collagraph.

One of the great things about the Collagraph printmaking process is the variety of ways of inking up the printing plates to get different effects on the final image.