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Linocutboy talk at Belfast Print Workshop

I’ll be giving a talk about my work and the wonders of linocut at Belfast Print Workshop on 25th February. For more details visit the BPW website.

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Linocut steamroller printing

Steamroller printing is something I have done a few times but it never gets boring. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll have seen the photos of the Big Steam Print event in Brighton which I was invited to take part in recently. For this event I made my biggest linocut to date, […]

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Book cover for Linocut for Artists and Designers

Linocut for Artists and Designers book – pre-order now

Linocut for Artists and Designers, the book I have been writing, is available to pre-order now, I’m delighted to announce! After three years of hard work, more than ten days of photo shoots with Hazeleigh Prebble and many sessions with my designer, Ian Youngs, I have received the first advance copy! It looks brilliant and […]

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Hand printing linocut with a spoon

Hand printing linocut with a spoon is something I teach in my workshops but I have never used this technique for anything bigger than a cereal box. It requires patience and effort, as you have to burnish the paper hard to get it to take the ink fully. Well, I needed the patience of a […]

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Big Steam Print event – Biggest linocut ever!

I’m working on my biggest linocut ever for the Big Steam Print event in Brighton on 22nd May. Big Steam Print is a project organised by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and I was invited to take part alongside such linocut nobility as Angie Lewin, Rob Ryan and Jonny Hannah. Selected artists were invited […]

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Book Cover Illustration – Edward III

Just before Christmas I completed a linocut book cover illustration of Edward III for the Penguin Monarchs series. This ongoing series is being designed by Pentagram and will cover all England’s rulers from Athelstan to Elizabeth II. It was my favourite kind of commission – an open brief, which means creative freedom to illustrate a […]

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Linocut workshop in Italy – Book of Monsters

Linocut workshop – Book of Monsters Opificio della Rosa, Montefiore Conca, Italy 18th – 23rd August 2015 I’m running a linocut workshop in Italy this summer at Opificio della Rosa. The workshop runs over six days and takes place in a stunning medieval castle in the hilltop town of Montefiore Conca, an hour or so […]

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Linocut and Etched Lino Workshop

Linocut and Etched Lino Workshop Tutor: Steve Edwards 23 & 24 May 2015 Come along to Hello Print Studio in Margate to learn how to combine linocut and etched lino in a weekend workshop with artist printmaker Steve Edwards. Steve has perfected this technique over the last ten years, which results in beautiful and unpredictable […]

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Ten essential materials and tools for linocut

Here is my list of ten essential tools and materials for making linocuts. These are all indispensable, either when preparing your design, carving the lino block or printing. In my opinion, these are the best brands and will make carving and printing a joy. Whenever I run linocut workshops these are the items I recommend. […]

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Printmaking Competition – win £250 of Caligo Safewash inks

Jackson’s Art Supplies have invited me to judge a printmaking competition on the theme ‘Impressions of Nature’. The winner will receive a prize of £250 of Caligo Safewash inks (my personal favourites for printing linocuts) and the ‘People’s Choice’ winner chosen by public vote will win £150 worth of Jackson’s gift vouchers. There are gift […]

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