To launch the limited edition of Capturing Nature, Matthew Zucker and I organised a day of live demonstrations, expert talks and workshops at Oxford Botanic Garden, where visitors could experience a range of nature printing techniques brought to life.

Funded by Zucker Art Books, the day included live demonstrations on early printing presses with Richard Lawrence, from the Bodleian Bibliographical Press and myself. Visitors could learn cyanotype and lumen printing with photographer Julia Parks and John Whapham of Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London or take part in a collaborative nature printing book project with Bernhard List and Francesca Iurilli and Momo of Yummy Industries, a Swiss artist-collective.

The day also included talks on skeleton leaves and nature printing by botanist and bibliophile Harriet Rix; on nature printing and electricity by Adam Lowe of Factum Arte Madrid; and on the 19th century multimedia artist Richard Cockle Lucas by historian Harry Willis Fleming.

The event was part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of Oxford Botanic Gardens.