Hi, I'm an Edinburgh-based printmaker Masha Tiplady, welcome to my website.
Here you'll find information about my work, the processes I use, and a selection of original linoprints to browse and buy.
I work in printmaking technique called linocut, which involves chiseling a design into a linoleum surface that is then inked with a brayer and produces an image. I hand-print all my linocuts, one by one, using a custom built printing press, or, more often, just with the back of a wooden spoon. That means that there can be slight differences between the prints in the same edition depending on the amount of ink, the pressure I applied etc, making each print unique.
My original handprinted linocuts are available to purchase in my shop
Below you'll find a selection of original pieces (most of them made during the lockdown) that I'm offering, at discounted prices, through the Artist Support Pledge - a great project started by an artist Matthew Burrows back in March. It has now grown into a global movement helping thousands of self-employed artists (like myself) to sell their work during the pandemic, with the galleries closed and shows cancelled. The rules of the pledge are simple: I offer my art for sale (under £200) and, once I reach £1000 I spend £200 to support another artist by buying their work.