I thought I'd just take a moment to express my gratitude to the lovely folks at the Rhondda Cynon Taff library service in Aberdare who have allowed me to plunder their brilliant photographic archive for source material for my prints. Have a look at this great resource.
Welcome to the Black Gold Press. I am a printmaker based in Broadstairs in Kent, but my heritage lies in South Wales. My grandfather was a coal miner in the Rhondda - an area of Wales that used to power the world - and the name for my site derives from a term often used to describe coal. Much of my work is devoted to mining but I am more broadly inspired by the industry, tradition and eccentricity of the British Isles and beyond. I hope you enjoy my work. Cheers, Ieuan.