Tuesday, 19 November 2013
This year i was thrilled to be invited to take part in The Noverre Gallery's Christmas Exhibition. Full of prints and hand made goodness, The Noverre Gallery is set in the beautiful Assemby House in the centre of Norwich. The show runs through to the 7th of January.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
I would have loved to have been able to hand print some Christmas cards this year, but unfortunately time has caught up on me and caught me by surprise! So this year i have decided to get some cards professional printed from my previous winter deer lino print. Available in packs of three from Folksy. https://beta.folksy.com/shops/mangleprints/collections/86041
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
I've been so excited about working with The Cotton Potter on this project, as I've been a fan of Emma's work for a long time. A little while ago, Emma asked me to design her a lino print bird for her wonderful collection of hand sewn birds............
So you can imagine how thrilled i was when Emma emailed me the pictures of the finished lino cut bird! More of Emma's delightful fabric birds can be found in her Folksy and Etsy shops.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Fresh back from The Norwich Print Fair and it's back to the printing again with a new lino cut print. Although i've created two colour ways and backgrounds, i think i prefer the blue version, maybe the red and blue may be more suitable for a Christmas card? These new prints will be available soon and will be heading to the framers ready for some up and coming Christmas shows, more news very soon!
Winter Deer Linocut (image size 21 x30 cm)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Last year i saw a product on Pinterest that really caught my attention. The Painted House produce patterned paint rollers that can be used to create your own patterned surfaces, paper, walls, fabric, what a great idea! I was thrilled to be approached by Clare from the Painted House, who asked if we could work together to produce a roller using one of my designs. Clearly seeing the link between block printing and the effect of the rollers, Clare has been passionate about working with printmakers and designers to produce a series of unique designs for the rollers. So here it is the final product! My "Flock" design is now available on The Painted House website, with more information on application information and inspiration for use. http://the-painted-house.co.uk/
Some of you may recognise the design from the original linocut print.
"Flock" -Fabric created using The Painted House paint roller.
Monday, 2 September 2013
Summer really has flown by so quickly this year, and with Autumn just around the corner I've been busy getting work ready for this year's Norwich Print Fair. As with all exhibitions, it's been a busy time to get work finished but i need to say a big thank you to Pebbles Photography in Brancaster for providing a fantastic framing service for my work in the show.
Now in it's 18th year, the show continues to celebrate the tradition of hand made prints by artists living and working in East Anglia, With two open portfolio days on Sat 14th and Sat 21st and a Printmakers in Action day on Sunday 15th, it's a great opportunity to come and meet the artists and discover more about their work.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
The first experiment of printing onto fabric. I decided to use two lino blocks i created recently, and used the normal oil based printing inks i usually print with and passed them through the press as usual. Replacing the paper i would usually use with cotton. Using an old cotton pillow case (not ironed, to my embarrassment!) ) i was delighted with the results. I now need to check the fastness of the ink, as I'm not sure how washable it would be, but for now I'm pretty pleased with the results. I'm now looking forward to trying different fabrics, perhaps a heavier linen or canvas for some simple cushion covers for home.