Crocolitho is the studio of artists Alice Gauthier and Rob Miles. It is a place where they can both develop their personal practices in drawing and lithography. Based in the site of Les grands Voisins in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, it is not an editioning shop or commercial printers. They hope in the future to collaborate with invited artists and make lithographs together. Alice is going to start running stone lithography classes and workshops from January 2017.
Alice and Rob met at The Royal College of Art in London, where they were studying on the Fine Art Printmaking programme, and were both intrigued by the potentials of lithography.
Alice decided to do a year’s training at The Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA), to fully understand the process and technique in order to develop her own work using lithography as a drawing tool.
Rob, who still had a year left at the RCA and had focussed completely on lithography for the same reasons, in order to build a competence with the tools to facilitate a language of image making, visited Alice for a month. During this visit, they travelled extensively, drawing and visiting print workshops on the west coast, and made their first collaborative print based on the landscapes they experienced in America.
When their courses finished in the summer of 2015, they decided to move to Paris, Alice’s home city, to set up as artists and continue to explore the possibilities of drawing and lithography, and have recently acquired a manual stone lithography press of their own.
When they’re not making their own drawings and prints, Alice gives lithography classes in the studio and used to work for Michael Woolworth as a printer for a bit more than a year, an editioning studio in Paris. And Rob hangs out with the crocodiles in the Jardin Des Plantes and writes songs, which he occasionally performs with his guitar and les Clés Anglaises : https://www.facebook.com/rmelca/?fref=ts.