The class that I am a T.A. for started lithography this week. It was a modest beginning: choosing stones and graining them. But who doesn’t love throwing around words like “levigator” and “carborundum”? And let’s not forget the fun of watching all self-composure fly out the window when fanning a stone dry! It keeps the process from seeming too serious, after all the warnings about dropping heavy stones and crushing fingers.
Here’s a lovely little video about lithography for the uninducted. I had the pleasure of meeting Marjorie Devon last year, when she came to do a tour of the Tamarind exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. It was quite a treat, and I can thank my PAN mentor for the opportunity.
[edit: the video no longer exists at the address used in the link below. My apologies. I’ll try to relocate it and re-add it, if I can.]