Wednesday, 15 March 2017


I am still on track for a print a month.
For March here is Four for a Boy.

Saturday, 11 March 2017


Last weekend the yard:ARTspace welcomed back the very talented
Lesley Crawley who facilitated a wonderful artists book workshop. Here is Lesley on the far left sharing her knowledge.
What I love about Lesley's workshops are
the fabulous examples she brings along to inspire everyone.
This workshop was all about concertina book forms and 
all their variations.
Lesley shared everything, knowledge, materials and
Everyone seemed to make lots of books.
I particularly like the flag books, everything looked
so intricate. I can't wait for Lesley to lead another workshop...I'm getting my diary out now!
If this has whetted your appetite, Sarah Morpeth will be running a 2 day workshop on paper cut books, her signature technique. 13-14 May, there are just a few places left.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Silk aquatint is by far the most sophisticated way of making a collagraph. If you like tone, this is for you!
It is collagraphs version of mezzo tint. By applying chiffon to mount board, then working from black to light by glueing a range of subtle tones can be achieved.
This weekend workshop was fueled by chocolate based bickies
Everyone worked so hard.
Here are my workshop examples and the different ways the plates can be printed. Starting with top left:-
Intaglio inked with chine collee.
Intaglio and viscosity inked
Intaglio inked with rusted chine collee
Intaglio inked
Everyone embrassed the idea of having strong dark areas that the chiffon gives.
Experimentation was the order of the day.
There was not a plate that was not
made exciting by the viscosity inking
technique, I do hope
that everyone went home happy?
If you would like to learn collagraph techniques in weekend workshops or a 10 week course, go to for details.