Justin Carter’s short film introduces the history of the Klecksography process and demonstrates how easy and rewarding it can be for anyone to engage with.

Artist Justin Carter uses Klecksography in his artwork to help produce images which appear to come from nature, including butterflies, insects and plant forms.

“Many people are familiar with klecksography through its more familiar name inkblot and the clinical test cards which psychologist Hermann Rorschach developed in 1921. Perhaps lesser known is the German poet and medical writer Justinus Kerner who was a big influence on Rorschach. Kerner was the first person to publish a book using inkblots. He combined accidental inkblot prints with hand drawn marks and poetry inspired by the images he perceived.”

Klecksography is a really simple printing method which requires no real skill or specialist equipment, but it’s great fun and helps to generate interesting and unpredictable results. It encourages the materials themselves to do the talking and is as much about what you see in the image as what the image actually is. All you need is some paper, ink and a pipette or paintbrush, and some imagination.


Creative Cabin Events

  • Harpford Woods Half-Term Printmaking Workshop

    25 October 2021

    Make your own collagraph and monoprints inspired by the incredible species found along the East Devon Way. Book onto one of our sessions at Harpford Village Hall for an hour of printmaking with...

  • Half Term Workshop: Code Red Animation

    27 October 2021

    Using the Big Draw theme of Make the Change we are going to create a collaborative animation that highlights the Climate Emergency. Choose an ideal time slot and book your space. Working with...

  • Climate Conversations Honiton from the Creative Cabin

    12 November 2021

    Climate Conversations event to coincide with the opening of the exhibition: UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties - COP: a photo essay by Terry Jeavons. Positive information and ideas about you...