Stone Lithography

The technique of lithography is based on the principle that grease and water don’t mix. The artist creates an image using greasy or oily materials in the form of pencils, crayons and tusche, a medium that can be suspended in water or solvent to form delicate washes. The image may be drawn onto a metal plate made of zinc or aluminium that has been ‘grained’ to give its surface a tooth. However, by far the most attractive surface to work on is the Bavarian limestone that is used in Stone Lithography.

Please click on the images to be lead step by step through the process.