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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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Linocut book cover illustration – The Villa Rouge

I did a linocut illustration for the cover of a new book last year: The Villa Rouge, by Maggie Ross. Illustrating book covers is my favourite kind of commission and I have done quite a few now. Of all the linocuts I have made this was the most complex, in terms of the number of […]

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Linocuts: work in progress

Linocutting can be a slow process. In recent years I have taken on more and more complex projects and each time I kick myself when I am several weeks or months in and the end is still not in sight. I am currently working on a pretty big linocut of a pair of Mexican cowboys. […]

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Potato Print Wrapping Paper

My article: Make your own Christmas: Nick Morley’s potato print wrapping paper appears in today’s Guardian ‘Do Something’ magazine. When the Guardian asked me to do an article on potato printing I of course said yes but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I hadn’t used the lowly spud to make prints since […]

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Linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio, Margate

On Saturday I ran a linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio in Margate, the studio I set up last year. I am very lucky to have such a beautiful studio and I love sharing it with other people (once you have done a workshop you can come back and hire it on Wednesdays). I keep […]

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Linocut illustration for Independent on Sunday

My linocut illustration for the Independent on Sunday appeared in the New Review a couple of weekends ago. I’ve never done an illustration for The Independent before, but I was contacted by Shazia Chaudhry, who commissioned my cover illustration for ICON when she worked there. So thank you Shazia! Making linocut illustrations is a relatively […]

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Colour linocut workshop at Art Academy London

My colour linocut workshop at Art Academy London has just finished; four days of learning about mixing and layering colour and making multi block linocuts. The Art Academy is near London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market and every printmaker’s favourite supplier, Intaglio Printmaker (I took the students there at lunchtime on day two […]

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