Ampersand Museum Series Claybord is made using 1/8″ true artist hardboard with a kaolin clay ground surface similar in paintability to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance. The white surface is sanded to an extremely smooth, highly absorbent finish so paint colours remain true and brilliant. I begin by thinly applying paint or ink with mop brushes then work into it with scalpel knives and steel wool adding and shifting the image around.  It is a very organic way of drawing that I have completely fallen in love with.  So far I have used it to illustrate articles in Elementum Journal and for the interiors of Lauren St John’s ‘The Snow Angel’


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