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All pieces are original and hand-made in my studio in West Yorkshire.
To find out more about how I make my work, head over to the process page.


FAQ

What is an Original Print?
An original print is an artwork in its own right, created from scratch by the artist, (sometimes in collaboration with a master printer or publisher), using one or more print techniques, in a limited edition or as a one-off or artist proof. 

Original prints are hand-made using skilled manual printmaking techniques such as etching, screen printing, lithography, linocut, woodcut and many more.

What is a Limited Edition Print?
A limited edition print is a finite number of prints pulled from the same matrix, (etching plate, wood block or litho stone for example), decided on by the artist or printer. 

What is an Artist Proof?
An artist proof is a print taken during the experimental proof-printing stage, before the edition is made. There may be mulitple artist proofs depending on how long it takes to finalise the colours used, the method of inking, and the order the plates or blocks are printed in. 

What is an Art Print?
An art print is a digital reproduction of an existing work of art, often called a Giclee print. They can be printed in limited or open editions. 

Shipping & Postage
I pack all items by hand from my studio in Mirfield, UK.

Pieces up to 30 x 40cm will be packaged flat. Pieces larger than this will be sent in a sturdy postal tube.

I aim to get your order dispatched within 2-3 working days. Once posted, your parcel should usually be with you within 1-2 working days (UK), or within 5-7 working days (International). If you need something sooner, please get in touch via the contact form and I’ll see what I can do.

Please note that international customers are responsible for any additional import taxes and charges associated with shipping to their respective countries, (this now includes the EU), and items may be held until these are paid. I would strongly recommend finding out what these charges are likely to be before placing your order to avoid any nasty surprises.

Quality
All original works are created with great care and attention to detail. Works on plywood are slealed with an acrylic varnish with UV filter protection, and drawings are spray-fixed to ensure as little smudging as possible. Original prints are printed on acid-free paper which is resistant to yellowing, and where possible, light-fast inks. That said, the nature of hand-made means that there are likely to be idiosyncrasies, which I believe makes the work truly unique.

Returns/Damages
In the event of a lost or damaged parcel, or if you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I’ll be happy to advise on a way forward.

Copyright and reproduction
All work is ©2021 Kathryn Desforges. If you are interested in licensing my work, please get in touch using the contact form.




©2021 Kathryn Desforges