Making, printing, selling – a catch-up post!

While I have updated my shop and changed the look of this website, I do seem to forget to post on here! Sorry! I haven’t been totally idle though…..

I’ve been busy making new original prints, delivering linocut workshops and selling at many art and designer-maker events over the year. One of the loveliest shows I was fortunate to be accepted for was PrintFest 2019, in Ulverston, Cumbria. It was such an honour to be involved in this event and to be in the company of so many artisan printmakers whom I admire.

I won’t describe every event I have done so far this year as they were many and varied! But I have tried to do fairs new to me, including The Saltaire Makers Fair, with many other amazing designer-makers. If you have never been to Saltaire, north of Bradford, I would highly recommend it – such a beautiful village with a fascinating social history. I also had two gallery exhibitions – at Focus Gallery in Nottingham and The Green Man Gallery in Buxton. Then I have three more fairs to do this year – next up is Sheffield Print Fair (always a firm favourite and a well attended show), then the re-instated Artfest at Holmfirth, which is organised by the very lovely Suzi Thompson who helps run Sheffield Print Fair (she knows what she’s doing!!). Last but not least I will be at the Welbeck Winter Weekend, which I have applied to for about 4 years and finally been accepted!! Really looking forward to this as it is set in a beautiful venue, and again, is usually a well attended event for designer-makers.

Apart from the art fairs, I am preparing for some more workshops, trying to get my head around hand printed christmas card designs (aaghh, yes, already!), and planning new work for these last fairs. Aaaannnndd…….making a promise to myself to post more often on here instead of just on my facebook and instagram pages. (I said I would try).


Author: Nancy Power

'Printmaker Nancy Power's work reflects the life around her. Be it a changing rural landscape, the decaying plants in her garden, or her collection of hand crafted ceramics, she finds inspiration from many sources. Deliberately eclectic in subject matter, her work is harmonised by her colour palette and distinctive inking process. Nancy uses the reduction method of lino printmaking; carving away at just one block for each consecutive colour to reveal the final image. By inking from dark to light, as opposed to the more traditional light to dark, Nancy's work has engaging depth and colour layering.'

4 thoughts on “Making, printing, selling – a catch-up post!”

  1. For some reason it won’t let me ‘Like’ but I do! 😀 Congratulations on all your achievements Nancy, and good luck with the forthcoming ones. I wish I was further north, but I will keep an eye on where you’re exhibiting and one day I will venture up to say hello in person. 🙂

    1. Thank you Judy, very kind of you! Yes, even though I am in the midlands, I do seem to be doing fairs further North this year! But it would be good to meet you you someday!

  2. Hi Nancy ..a lovely post. Great to see your pictures. Good luck with your fairs and Christmas cards. love jane

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