Ryan Bavin of Bavin Glassworks is a glass artist and photographer who is based in Invermere, British Columbia. Ryan and his wife Tina came to the University of Hawaii at Manoa for a two week printmaking residency in Stone Lithography.
Ryan and Tina were new to lithography when they first arrived, and I was lucky enough to be the person who introduced the process/es of stone lithography to them. As the printmaking studio manager, part of my duty is to work with the visiting artists and make sure that they have a good experience during their residency. Ryan and Tina were both such quick learners that by day 3, they were able to etch and print their stones without much my assistance.
During the first two days of intensive introduction, we covered stone graining, the different drawing materials (how to use them, read them and etch them), counteretching for further additions and printing. Aside from stone lithography, they were also exposed to polyester plate lithography (aka smart plate/ pronto plate).
Both Ryan and Tina made amazing prints during their residency and is planning to return to the University for a second residency in 2019.
Tina’s (manner noir + crayon) work in progress.