Hand Printed Lobster from Anglesey by Jane Evans
If you like coastal art then this is for you. My lobster prints are made here on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales. I'm lucky enough to have a home studio with a view across the Menai Strait to the Snowdonia Mountain Range. I'm one of many Anglesey Artists producing original art for you home.
It's hard sometimes to make people understand exactly what the Gyotaku process involves, many people don't realise I'm working with an actual lobster and that this artwork is made by pressing the paper against the surface of the actual lobster itself.
Lobster are a challenge to print as they are so 3 dimensional. Its very tricky printing the legs and their antenna. This lobster is printed on Chinese mulberry paper measuring 69.5x34cm.
Printing is just the first part of the process. After printing, the paper is cockled and wouldn’t lay flat in a frame. To achieve a flat print I use the traditional wet mounting process that has been used in the east for centuries. This process takes 24hours. The name for this process is Uruachi.
When it is flattened, I sign the print and stamp it with my Hanko.
The print is unique no two prints are ever the same. It will be sent unmounted and unframed. It will be rolled in a poster tube and protected with acid free tissue paper.
Shipping to the UK is free. If you are interested in having the print framed and mount please send me a message.