Columbian Press

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Had a lovely visit to Will Taylor’s workshop, and an encounter with his Columbian Press, crown.
Perfectly intact, no cracks, just a bit of a clean...

The Columbian move

Monday, 19 February 2018

The press has been stood infant of the doors for a couple of years now, 
so as I need to make more space, it’s time to move, 
which means dismantling...

Creating the new workshop

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

It has long been a dream to house all the platen press in one place. 
The workshop at the bottom of the garden is a little crowded, and so I have...

Ferens Open Exhibition

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

I have had two pictures accepted to Ferens Open Exhibition,
thus making it 38 years of getting at least one picture in.
Exhibition open February...

2 presses for sale

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

This lovelly small Albion press is for Sale in Maidstone in Kent, the seller would like £3500.00 for it, 
Also this rather splendid Nipping ( book)...

Columbian Press overhaul

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

This Columbian was in need of a little TLC
After taking her apart all bearings were greased, oiled, cleaned etc
Setting up was a little tricky,...

Clean up and maintenance for Crescent Arts Workshop

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Clean up and maintenance for Crescent Arts Workshop
  Delightful time working on this old Star Wheel etching press at Crescent Arts, 

Creating a lino-print for National Parks

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Been asked to supply a lino print for the National Parks
My given image being of Whitby Abbey

Seems that when visitors attend a venbue...

Preston Park Museum

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

One man exhibition

Radio York interview

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Monday 9th Ocotber 2017

Spent a few hours hanging my exhibition for 
‘An Alphabet opf Scarborough' at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough

Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver - letterpress printer

A Printmakers Blog

The Columbian platen press arrival

With the help of a local engineering firm and my friend Paul  the last and heaviest part of the Columbian Press arrived at its new home.

It arrived on a truck with an engine hoist of the back and three chaps from Sweeting Engineers, It had been shuffled out of a building, down a slope onto something a little more even, then the hoist took over, the feet came off and it was laid in the back of the wagon for its drive to Bracken Press.

Arriving at 9.40 a.m. with a concerted effort the press was reassembled by 6.00 p.m. that night.