Hello Curious Students!
My name is Graham Stephens and I am a mixed-media artist with an emphasis in printmaking & sculpture. I find myself drawn to mechanical processes, vintage equipment, and popular culture. These interests often become the subjects of my work.
Diode Press focuses on the process to create prints from woodcuts, engravings, mezzotints, and copper etchings. I teach you how to create various artworks in the same fashion, and using the same tools and techniques, as when they were invented hundreds of years ago. It’s the dedication to preserving and sharing these printmaking traditions and the constant striving to increase the quality and mastery of these skills that keeps me motivated and creating.
Thank you for supporting Diode Press and hand-made art. Please check out my website if you are interested in purchasing any of my artwork.
10112 min10-part Aesthetic course61 CQ
Want to start your own printmaking business, or just learn a new craft? Join this course to learn the basics of linocut, including the tools, materials, and techniques to create colorful prints.
325 min3-part Aesthetic course14 CQ
If you love intaglio prints and want to learn mezzotint printmaking, join this short yet complete course. Follow the artist at work in a start-to-finish demo, and make your own mezzotint print!
Other Lessons by Diode Press
5 minAesthetic lesson3 CQ
Want to make prints without a press or paper? In this printmaking lesson, learn how to make a plaster print with a copper plate mezzotint, ink, and plaster.
6 minCrafts lesson4 CQ
Keep track of printmaking, wood cutting, or other type of engraving art tools with this felt-lined, wooden storage box so your tools are safe and organized.
3 minDIY lesson2 CQ
It's important to keep all your letterpress pieces organized and protected. This lesson shows how to model, cut, and put together a box for letterpress rollers.
7 minCrafts lesson4 CQ
As an artist, it's important to jot down notes and ideas for projects. Learn how to make and bind a small, handmade sketchbook to keep in your bag.