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Event Exhibition

Calibrate

  • Last chance
  • Venue:
    Gallery 9
  • From:
    December 13, 2017
  • To:
    December 16, 2017
  • Location:
    East England
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Back to making

My paper for Coventry is just about finished and I just need to sort some images so people have something to look at, while I am talking. I’ve also been reorganising the shared studio space and have moved into the larger space […]

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Artist Studio Visits

We visited Butley Mills Studios, Asylum Studios and Old Jet Studios  This allowed us to have an insight into the diverse works and processes used by Suffolk artists working closely together in shared studios. One of the highlights from the Butley […]

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Talk at Bower Ashton

I will be talking about my experience of setting up a DIY screen print studio at La Ceiba Gráfica, visits to other printmaking studios and exhibiting in Mexico City on 26th October 2017. All Welcome. After the talk, there will […]

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Bringing it all back home

Remember how I said it was about sustainability? How I wanted to become more aware of my materials and where they came from? Well, it all got a little exotic, but it has always been on the agenda to explore […]

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Bringing it all together

And so, with this print (above) I brought together the objectives I set myself for this period of experiential learning. It is a multi-colour photo stencil exposed in my DIY screen printing studio, harnessing the UV in the Mexican sunshine. […]

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Plant colours

Armed with bundles of dried plants and bags of bugs from that serendipitous workshop on arriving in Mexico City, I hit the local market in Coatepec, where I was surprised how difficult something like achiote, that is used on an […]

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Earth colours

Never have I been so excited about being given a whole lot of mud (well, I probably have, but in the context of growing things… which I guess connects all these ideas).   Thanks to ceramicist Elsa Naveda as well […]

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Binding ideas to the page

So, the first question before delving further into the colours, was how was I going to bind them to the page? I wanted to see what I could source from the local market, everyday ingredients that you find in the […]

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Not just about work

It’s not always about work ….. Yesterday was about enjoying a BBQ in the fierce afternoon sun as a farewell party for one of the studio holders … But today it was back to work in the studio, trying out […]

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Until Next Time

Sadly my time in the printmaking workshops at the University of Brighton has come to an end for now but I hope that more options for later in the year may line up elsewhere. It has been a great opportunity […]

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Blue

Blue has always eluded artists.  Lapis Lazuli was one of the first blues available for use after huge processing.  But not a ‘native’ rock to the UK.  In fact, there is very little blue available in the UK for pigment.  […]

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Settling into life at La Ceiba Gráfica

Week One at La Ceiba Gráfica has been about gathering equipment and materials to begin setting up my temporary screen print studio. And as I have been given a space on the beautiful new mezzanine overlooking the new ‘Taller de […]

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Printmaking studios in Mexico City

Thanks for friends and tutors putting me in touch with some great people and everyone I meet generously offering further contacts, I’ve been lucky to visit ad meet printers from various walks of life. Starting with La Buena Estrella, an […]

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Mexico in colour

One of those serendipitous moments while I was waiting to hear about possible dates for making a trip to learning about natural dyes and pigments here in Mexico, I’m just collecting my bag after going to an excellently curated show […]

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Growing flowers in the mud of ideas

So part of this project is gathering ideas from far away and exotic lands, but much of it is also about using what you have in a sustainable way that’s good for the planet… or better at least. So before […]

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A place in the mud

Part of the thinking about using natural pigments in my work is about being consciously aware of where they are from, geographically, how they are formed, placing them in relation to myself and in relation to the visual content of my […]

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Making my own map…

Nurturing a seed sown back in Autumn 2014 with La Ceiba Gráfica telling me that one of the reasons they didn’t practise screen printing was that it was too environmentally unfriendly, (along with the printing method not ‘antique’ enough and […]

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