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).


Port Meirion prints finished

I didn’t realise how long it has been since I last posted..and I did promise to show the finished prints of these views…a long time ago!

They are all 15 x 20cm (image size) and are 10 colour reduction linocuts, in an edition of 20 each image. I will be adding these to my shop soon @£70 mounted and cello wrapped.

Some coastal scenes..nearly finished

I’m still busy busy, getting ready for the BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) at the beginning of April. Too busy to post too it would seem! Here are a few process photos of some views of Port Meirion in Wales. I will be doing some prints of the place itself, because I love it, but I do also love the view away from it, across the estuary with the sand banks and hills in the background. Just a couple of layers to go then I should be done. I realise that some of the colours may look a bit weird, but they will be covered up with the next layer.
I will post much nicer photos when they are finished!