2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Pasta Machine Printing with Sam Selley

With sustainability and environmentally conscious decisions becoming ever more important, this workshop reuses tetrapaks as the printing plate. 


Participants will be shown how to cut an image into the tetrapak surface using various methods, and then shown how to ink up the plate and print using a pasta machine. Leaves and other natural materials form the perfect printing materials for younger children.

The use of the pasta machine makes it a fun and interactive way of creating the image, and works in a similar way to a professional etching press. It opens up more possibilities for participants to keep printing at home.

Sam Selley is a West Yorkshire based artist and workshop facilitator who predominantly works with a variety of printmaking techniques exploring ways to make these processes more accessible for a wider range of audiences by introducing the use of easily accessible materials and equipment that may already be found in the home. Their own practice focuses around exploring the idea of juxtaposition, and bringing objects, and subjects together in a way that wouldn’t typically be found together. They are constantly experimenting with new and unconventional materials to find ways to make art in a more sustainable and planet friendly way.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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