Moving toward a safer studio:

Non-Toxic printmaking can start with the proper handling of harmful chemicals. If you can not go green today... reduce the amount of chemicals in the shop. All shops must have adequate ventilation that runs constantly. Reduce the canister size that hold the well marked chemicals. 

A less toxic alternative is to move to water based ink. Switch acids from highly corrosive Nitric to Ferric chloride to etch. 

 Course Unknown,
acrylic, oil, stain, katasome-shi paper and resin on birch,
24" x 24"
Burchfield Penney Art Center

Contact and Links:

Chautauqua Institution

School of Art

Katja Oxman

Burchfield Penney Art Center


Erie Art Museum

Monstrous Kind
Stain on birch
24" x 48"
Erie Art Museum