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So, despite the rain and overcast sky, the members of the Dover Print Club were determined to make cyanotypes so that’s what we did. It was a huge amount of fun especially as we were very inexperienced apart from 2 of my fellow studio holders who were on-hand with loads of advice.

We got the experiments done just in time before it really started to rain and meanwhile studio holder Kate Beaugie gave us all a photogram demo in the dark space, which we are making available to hire.

The devil will be in the approach as opposed to the technique, which on the face of it seems quite easy!

At the weekend I threw my first pot in 40 years! I almost did ceramics when I left school but ended up doing Oriental Studies at Cambridge… Fellow creatives here in Dover have set up Ceramic Art Dover and ran their first event over the weekend – Clay Date – which was hugely successful with so many people trying out modelling, casting and throwing… There was also a team challenge consisting of throwing a set of 4 sake cups and a pourer…

Oh and I also tried to make a Labrador…

Finally, I have decided to try and sell some work at the Parallax Art fair in July and have started packing it all up. If I ever do it again I hope the whole prep process will be easier and quicker.