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Adventures in Printmaking

Thanks to the a-n Professional Development Bursary I’ve started down a new road. Wish me luck.

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Studio Visits (Part 6)

Thank you to PIXEL PRESS and NEW NORTH PRESS for their generous invitation and spending time answering my questions and exploring their studios. I was in awe!

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Library Research Visit (Part 7)

St Brides Foundation Library. (On my way out after my visit) More information on this wonderful place HERE Open by appointment and a £5.00 fee enables you to photograph items within. A print specimen book from my home town – […]

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2018 (Part 8)

This grant has enabled me to achieve more than initially anticipated in a different way than planned but I feel confident and value my practice more now than I did twelve months ago. I will pass on the knowledge I […]

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New prints in progress

Very happy to be featured on the a-n blogs twitter header, thanks a-n! The featured working image (here: https://twitter.com/an_artblogs?lang=en) is a scan of the Gwydir Street pothole which I’ve used to create a series of 3d printed plates. The 3d plates replicate the […]

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WAYZGOOSE 2 – Up North (Part 4)

After my trip to St Brides in London, I reflected on the distance travelled by exhibitors and visitors to the Wayzgoose (myself included). I asked myself: Do I have to travel to the Capital in search of Letterpress activity and […]

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Wayzgoose ONE (Part 3)

My first outing was to St Brides Foundation Wayzgoose. Firstly let me tell you what a Wayzgoose is! A Wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment, outing or dinner for the workers of printing works, publishing houses or newspaper offices […]

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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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