Friday, 24 January 2014


In March 2012 I proposed an exhibition idea to the Board of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. 8 graduates from the Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking MA showing work from their degree show and how they developed their work after graduating from the course.
January 2015, here it is, Second Impressions. Printmaking in it's widest form.
Katie Wallis screen-prints onto fabric to produce one off lamp shades and complex cushions.
A glimpse to show how very different pieces can work together. Gemma's animation is on the right.
I made this enamel installation of Lost Relative labels especially for the show using
screen printed and digital transfers. These are for sale.
It is lovely to see Swarm installed once more, when you go to the show don't forget to put the headphones on and listen to David Julyan's sound track for Swarm. 
Jane Sasanow's screen-printed 3D work.
Gemma Wright produced an animation of her cut and folded screen prints and the gallery has her geometric objects interestingly displayed.
                      Sarah Salaman pushes the boundaries of what we consider printmaking.
Luke Salaman's work has developed into making and decorating ceramic vessels and his digital prints are extraordinary.
Coo Geller is displaying interesting work using laser cut orange peel together with exciting work shown in light boxes.
John Lynch uses mixed media printmaking to make his work.
Wendy Rhodes large charcoal drawing and monochrome etchings are full of light and reflections.
This is just a brief taster of what this exhibition has to show, we have all had initial support from Aderyn Taylor Roberts and it has been beautifully put together by Hannah Brady, we have also had tremendous support from The New Brewery Arts.
There is lots of interesting work to invest in, if we are all still producing work for this show 2 years on from our graduation what does the future have in store for us?

Friday, 17 January 2014


At last, back in the shed to experiment with spoons.
I use newly bought spoons so that there are no surprises, prepare them.
Enamel them.
Fired, ready to attach the transfers.
I am still exploring the images of Lost Relatives,
the shape of the spoons lend themselves to supporting photographs.
So far,
so good.
And here are a couple of teaspoons mixing screen printed transfers with commercial ceramic decals.

Sunday, 12 January 2014


January can be a dull month after the twinkle and glitter of Christmas, but if you can face the cold and wet it's time to get out and about. Visiting a gallery and treating yourself to a lovely piece of art raises the spirit!!
I have a collection of enamels and collagraphs in the exhibition
Fresh Talent in the Rostra Gallery, Bath. 10-27 January.
The New Brewery Arts, Cirencester is hosting the exhibition, Second Impressions.
18 Jan - 8 March. The exhibition will show case the work of students who graduated in 2012 from the Multi- Disciplinary Printmaking MA course at UWE. I am delivering this light piece and a group of Lost Relative enamels tomorrow. Come and talk to the artists on 18 Jan from 2pm.
These are some of the enamels appearing at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey.
18 Jan -23 March in an exhibition called Narrative Remains.
I am so lucky to be exhibiting with such a talented group of artists in all 3 shows, a great start to 2014!

Sunday, 5 January 2014


It is going to be a busy 2014, kicking off with an intensive week starting the Crafts Council's scheme Hothouse on Tuesday.
I am one of 38 makers chosen to be on the scheme, so I am ready for some challenging hard work.
Straight after Christmas I was back in the shed developing these small books.
I have mixed ferric chloride to etch some copper.
Played with layering up transfers with sgraffito, loving the copper green emerging through the white enamel
and thanks to the tidy up of my shed pre Xmas I have found my watch parts,
so I can include them in my compositions.
Here's to a creative New Year, new beginnings and revisiting good ideas, thankyou for your comments over 2013 and keep in touch followers, it's good to have feed back.