Deborah Bell – Sketchbook ...

Sketchbook I -VI, 2017-2018, Drypoint (and spitbite aquatint) on Gampi and Hahnemühle 300 gsm, Edition: 30, Paper size: 22,4 x 30,4 cm Deborah Bell’s initial ideas are often conceived from her visual notebooks, where the spontaneity of her quick, private drawings seem to capture the figures in a gestural moment. In the making of her plates, […]

Rotation of the flywheel –...

The David Krut Workshop is a collaborative printmaking studio where selected artists work with master printer Jillian Ross and her team of printers to make fine art prints. The David Krut Projects Cape Town Team have their annul visit to Johannesburg in July to join in and learn more from the David Krut Workshop’s activities. […]

Print of the Month (July 2018) D...

Frail Crown is part of a body of work Deborah Bell created in 2017 -2018 with Master Printers Phil Sanders and Jillian Ross at the David Krut Workshop. The print was created using a drypointed copper plate and a delicately cut sheet of chine collé to give the figure its golden yellow robe. Bell has […]

DKW’s Canadian intern Laci...

My passion for printmaking began in 2009. I was studying fine arts at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and I asked my advisor if there was a course I could take that would introduce me to digital photography while allowing me to continue developing my drawing skills. He suggested an introductory silkscreen course that […]

Deborah Bell – Invocations...

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Deborah Bell.  The series was launched at her exhibition Invocations to the Plate at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg. Bell’s work considers the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and the transcended. […]

DKW Intern | Sarah Hunkin

I have come to realize that a print workshop like David Krut, is not all about the inking up and printing, it’s a huge part but definitely not the only thing that happens in the studio. I am Sarah, a 4th year BA Fine Arts student, studying at Wits University and I’m majoring in Linocut […]

Technical Demonstration – ...

Deborah Bell’s Invocations to the Plate technical demonstration On Saturday the 21 April 2018 the David Krut Gallery hosted a technical demonstration by the David Krut Workshop on Chine collé. Master Printer Jillian Ross along with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg and Roxy Kaczmarek talked an excited group of artists and art lovers through the steps of printing […]

The Proof is in the Printmaking

Explaining Proofs in printmaking at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) At the David Krut Workshop (DKW) we specialize in edition printing of intaglio (see further terms in glossary), relief (linoleum and woodcut) as well as making unique works in Monotype. During a project the artist is invited to spend time in the Workshop with the […]

Invocations to the Plate | Debor...

It was a wonderful opening to the latest Deborah Bell exhibition Invocations to the Plate, at our Parkwood gallery on Thursday the 12th of April 2018. The evening was well attended as friends, family and patrons of Bell were celebrating the diverse artistic achievements in her latest body of work, which includes several new pieces such as […]

Invocations to the Plate

DEBORAH BELL  | INVOCATIONS TO THE PLATE  Exhibition extended until 30 June 2018 David Krut Projects is pleased to present Invocations to the Plate, a showcase of the latest body of prints by Deborah Bell in collaboration with David Krut Workshop (DKW) and visiting Master Printer Phil Sanders. Bell’s work considers the border between mortality […]

Artist Series E05 | How to Speak...

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT DEBORAH BELL SERIES (PART 1) An Introduction to Deborah Bell: This podcast is part of the How to Speak About Deborah Bell Series which covers who Deborah Bell is, an overview of the artist’s career, her major influences and her body of prints produced with David Krut Projects which form an […]

Deborah Bell | Uncovering Ancie...

Opening: Saturday 9th December 2017 at 11 am 9th December 2017 – 10th March 2017 David Krut Projects Cape Town Montebello Design Centre 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town.   David Krut Projects is honoured to present Uncovering Ancient Memory – 15 Years of Etchings by Deborah Bell. This unique showcase features selected prints from […]

Deborah Bell Collaboration Conti...

The American Master Printer Phil Sanders, returned for his second visit this year in September (2017), to continue working in the workshop with Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with Deborah Bell, on her new series of intaglio prints. Bell continued to work on the large scale diptych etching adding a second plate to each […]

Print of the Month | Deborah Bel...

David Krut Projects is pleased to announce a new series of complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which have been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. A work of alchemical beauty to come out of the collaboration is Breath. The image stems […]

A Conversation with Phil Sanders

David Krut Workshop in conversation with American Master Printer Phil Sanders about the recent collaboration with South African artist Deborah Bell at the David Krut Workshop in March 2017. Read more about recently released prints: http://davidkrutprojects.com/44688/de… Video and editing by Brighton Nkomo    

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

A visit to the Workshop

A highlight in an average day for the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the appearances of curious people who step through our doors and either come to discover or expand their interest in print. We are perfectly positioned at Arts on Main, the new major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg. Arts on […]

Deborah Bell | New Etchings 2017...

We are pleased to announce a new series of three complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which has been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. We are offering three new editions at a special pre-publication price, valid until 30 June 2017. These […]