Featured in Welsh BorderLife mag

Thanks to exposure in the Herefordshire art week back in September I was approached to contribute an artwork to the lifestyle magazine Welsh BorderLife. Rather lovely to see my linocut Christmas card workshops featured for November. They’ll also be promoting my etching, Winter Visitor, in January. What lovely folk.

Larks at the big top

We had a whale of a time at Abergavenny Big Fat Circus Day, Sunday 21 July. Lots of kids came and tried their hand at printing a circus scene with my help and it was delightful to see their pleasure as they revealed the prints. There is a real buzz around printmaking these days and…

Come print with me at the Big Fat Circus day

Roll up, roll up – roll up your sleeves and get inky (Bailey Park , Abergavenny, 21 July 11am) Skirrid Print Studio will be hosting a stall at this exciting event. We’ll be printing with my handmade stamps – a host of animals, trapeze artists, clowns and ringmasters on a colourful circus background. You’ll have…

Sales in my Etsy shop boosted with new print

I recently discovered a new format that I love working with – a circular design (inspired by my breakfast sideplate – a Eureka moment). My first use of this is for the print Forest Friends, Firegazing, an image I made for my son and daughter Rowan who love animals and being outside. This has proved…

“Beady eye”, reduction print

I have just produced 6 prints, a close up of a flamingo. The photos above illustrate the several layers that go into each print. Such a lot of thought and concentration goes into creating a linocut reduction but I also want to write about the subject and what leads us to work on a particular…

Dolly, the A1 press, has arrived

Here she is – Dolly – in all her glory. Made in Shropshire by Gunning Arts Printing Presses, she’s a local lass, which makes her pretty special in my book. She will mean I can make bigger, more ambitious linoprints and continue to learn the magic of etching. More importantly, she will be wonderful for…

Etsy shop update

I’ve finally revived my Etsy shop and I’m offering free shipping on all products. No need to say much more – take a look for yourselves.

Family printmaking workshop @ The Kindle Centre, HR2

On Saturday 9 March I set up a Skirrid Print Studio workshop along with other craft folk for a free session in The Kindle Centre. The event was organised by my friends at Clan (superstars) and funded by Herefordshire Council. We had a fantastic morning session making marks into polystyrene and printing from those. Lots…

Skirrid Print Studio is getting a makeover

Yes, there will be a fabulous art studio and gallery here in Longtown. Just waiting for builders to finish up. Then it will be time for me roll up my sleeves and pop open the paint tins. The best bit? I’ll be getting my hands on a decent sized etching press. Watch this space.