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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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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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Gift – chasing the steam!

  So far the blog posts about my professional development bursary work have been about the upsides to the project. This time I’ll present a round-up of some of the challenges – project work is often not plain sailing. Filming […]

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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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The cauldron of ideas…

After visiting an exhibition of paintings using natural pigments (tintas naturales) at the Textile Museum in Oaxaca. Work by Maddalena Forcella and learning the main dyes used are: Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus, Cochinilla in Spanish) for red, Cempasúchil (Tagetes ereta) for […]

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Detour

In the long gap since my last blog post, the snap election and aftermath have been a distraction… and life has been a bit all over the place generally, especially as every single weekend has been spent away. Lots of family stuff […]

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After Effects Course

As part of my Professional Development Bursary, I took an After Effects course so I could learn a bit more about video editing. I’d self taught myself Final Cut Pro, but wanted to be able to make my own moving […]

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Rise of The Replicators

In my first post for this blog back in March I wrote about The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins’ theories about the origins of life, and the “exceedingly improbable” occurence of The Replicator – a molecule which had the ability to […]

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Degree shows and Pink Spread-ing

It was great to visit the BA Printmaking degree shows at Brighton recently and see some of the work made by students who I’ve had the privilege to work with at times during the past three years. The shows were […]

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Gift – the pre edit.

I’m behind with blogging! A familiar sensation – if I don’t blog in the moment, the practice can drift. So I’m picking up again, an hour or so before another meeting with Simon Haynes, my filmmaker and collaborator for this […]

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Belated hello…

Welcome to Off the Shelf, a blog charting the activities I’m undertaking during the period of my a-n Professional Development Bursary. Before I set the context, firstly; an apology. While I have only just set up this blog, I have been […]

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Throwing It Large!

A description of a short course I attended with the potter Tanya Gomez at West Dean College with the support of a Professional Development Bursary from a-n, The Artist Information Company

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Off the Shelf

A blog charting research/activities undertaken during the period of my a-n Professional Development Bursary.

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Fragile journey

I am encouraged by the award of a 2017 a-n Professional Development Bursary to continue work  around the concept of  displacement, which has been of particular interest in my  practice for  some years.  I will be able to look for […]

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The Replicators

I should definitely do more blogging. I find it hard to keep it up sometimes when I’m busy, but when I do get into the routine of doing it regularly, I find it really invaluable to be able to pop […]

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Failures and successes

With the set-up and solution ready, I’ve been experimenting with the amount of current needed to create a viable electroforming effect. My initial experiments were less than successful. This was last week’s results: My research suggests that I had the […]

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Pink Spread, Blue Jimi

For a couple of years I’ve had this thing hanging about in my studio. It’s a paper construction made out of hundreds of small tubes of rolled up brown paper gummed strip ( I like low-tech materials). They are glued […]

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Sustainable Printmaking at home and abroad

Recording a foray into experiments with alternative plant-based materials for screen printing and DIY studio set-ups, whilst seeking inspiration from ancient civilisations and our contemporary Mexican printmaking counterparts.

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A Modern Miracle

I was just re-reading my blog entry and looking at those images which I’ve been thinking about printing. I suddenly realised what has been the subliminal influence underpinning the way I want to make those images look. Here again is one […]

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May

Last night I attended my first workshop for my professional development bursary activity, bundle dyeing with local flowers and plant materials run by Babs Behan of Botanical Inks in association with Selvedge. A large element of my practice involves walking […]

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