Sunday, 30 December 2012

Photos of Market

A few weeks ago I had a stall in an arts and craft market in Sleaford,
I thought I'd share a few photos of the stall that I shared with another student on the MA Design course.

If you are interested in some of the pieces that were on display then get in touch at
Thanks for looking





Development Work

Here are a few photos of some work I've been working on at the moment- this is a rough idea of what the finished piece might look like. It is currently the Christmas period so I have been working from home as I have been unable to work in the print room so this piece is currently painting in acrylic paint with collage elements. However I am hoping to complete this piece in a combination of etchings, screen prints and lino prints.

Here are the photos for now,
Let me know your thoughts



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Market

Hi Everyone! Just thought I'd let you know that I am involved in a Christmas Market on Saturday 15th December in Sleaford at the national centre for craft and design, if you are free and need some gifts for Christmas presents then you should come along.
Below is the leaflet for the Christmas Market, I will be selling a collection of screen prints, lino prints and etching- hope you can make it. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Even more work in Progress and Experiments

At the moment I am developing illustrations for a story called 'an old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle', while ideas are flowing I am currently toying with pushing the boundaries of printmaking, in my third year work I created pieces with lino, screen print and etchings, however now I feel I am ready to push this even more and while studying on a masters course feel confident in doing this.

For this piece I want to create a hybrid with different print making processes and see if the result is successful, I am also looking into found objects and their aesthetic , great artists such as Joe Tilson and Robert Rauschenberg are inspiring sources of material at the moment as they both explored this.

Here is a few pages of my sketchbook of work in progress- hopefully after Christmas I will be able to get into the print room and finalise these ideas and initial thoughts into a final printed piece, whether that be a 3D object with printed elements or a 2D print.

I am just reading a book called 'Printmaking handbook- Installations and experimental printmaking', I am finding it very interesting and am currently looking into different non ink materials that can be used in the print making process; for example Peter Blake has used diamond power, Finlay Taylor has used flocking and dead butterflies and Kelly has used dark and white chocolate instead of ink for silkscreen.
For now it is just an idea but I am considering trying to develop tactile results with prints, whether that be the material I print with - for example sand etc or the material I print on- wood for example...
Here are a few images of Joe Tilson and Robert Rauschenbergs work- Enjoy

Robert Rauchenberg
Joe Tilson
Joe Tilson