Print Gocco is a Japanese color screenprinting system developed in 1977 by Noboru Hayama and uses a flash bulb to “burn” the carbon drawn design into the screen. You then ink up the screen and go for it! Such a simple straightforward way to create some gorgeous images either on paper or fabric.
There were some wonderful designs from everyone in the class and it was also great to see how some of the fabric printed images came out. Very inspiring.
It was also so lovely to meet Marisa in person after all this time and really brought home what a difference a year makes when you put your mind to do something. It was almost a year (1 week out) to the day that her “In The Fish Bowl” class began. An e-class about Life As An Artist – kick starting me into this very life I am now amazingly living 🙂
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it is always so exciting to learn a new technique!!
what beautiful prints! i hope you will be selling some in the future…
I've heard of GOCCO and the fact that production of goods and supplies ceased – how sad! it seems like such a great, effective method of printmaking and for very little start-up. i do hope it can be brought back soon because i would love to learn this!
Lovely prints! Gocco-ing sounds like so much fun! Just wanted to say thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog, it means alot :)x
i am so excited to see these gocco prints. it inspires me to break mine out again. after all, i've only used it once…..
i was hoping you were going to artful journey again!!! yay! i'm so excited to see you too. and ready for a glass of red wine with you….. 🙂
love ya darlin!!
Dearest sweet Louise, i am such a huge fan of Gocco printing but have yet the chance to try it out. How EXCITING to try out Govvo printing with sweet sweet Marisa!! It would be a dream come true if i could meeet her one day too. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this and im inspired by you to give this a try! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!
How exciting to learn from Marisa. I have heard of Gocco printing and always wanted to try the process. I wasn't aware of the stop in production, so sad.
Your prints are stunning! I can see why you love doing this. And I learned about a new technique today, how fun!
What a lovely photo of the two of you, Louise <3
louise, your prints are lovely! the drawing is so pretty. i have a good friend who sells her gocco prints on etsy and watched her prepare the gocco and go through the printing etc – it is great fun and a neat way to produce such an effective result. x
This looks really cool Louise! I really wanted to go to squam and take Sarah Ahearn's class, love her work.
You'd love Judy, she's such a kind person. Loving your work Louise!
Thanks for the blog love! 🙂
So fun that you got to meet Marisa, AND try Gocco printing, something that I am dying to try. I love reflecting on my online journey, so fun to hear more about yours. xo
The gocco is great fun, but it makes me really sad that the supplies are running out. I've had one for years, but have stockpiled all of my bulbs and screens waiting for the perfect project. You're inspiring me to get it out and start printing again!
But, I will say that it's painful to see what people are charging for supplies these days…I don't wonder if there isn't a less costly alternative if you haven't invested in the machine yet?
Sounds amazing. Aren't we lucky to have all this equipment? And lovely that you met Marisa …yes, a looking back over the year is amazing huh? This time next year? Oh boy!
oh my gosh! i love it! i've never tried one before but have always wanted to! and i've always wanted to take one of Marrissa's classes! amazing opportunity and looks like so much fun!!!!
This is so cool! I bought and framed three of Marisa's paintings three years ago for my son's nursery – they still are my favorite part of his room! She's a creative dynamo – how cool that you got to hang out and learn from her, Louise!