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Wood Engravings

Classic methods of printmaking centuries before the machine age, wood engravings are made using the endgrain of a block of a hard wood, usually box, which allows exquisitely fine detail to be achieved. Woodcuts are made using a block cut from a plank of the tree, often a soft wood like pear. The top surface of the block is inked and the image transferred to paper with a press.

Each print is an original as it is taken from the block, not copied.