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Linocut and Letterpress workshop in Italy

This summer I’m running another linocut and letterpress workshop in Italy. Set in a stunning medieval castle, Opificio della Rosa is a low environmental impact printmaking studio run by my friend Umberto Giovannini. Each summer the studio hosts a number of visiting artists who come to teach various printmaking processes, including woodcut and copper engraving. […]

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Sean Starwars

Half Cut exhibition – photos

Here are some photos from the exhibition I’ve just curated. Half Cut: Linocuts and Woodcuts is on at Stour Space in Hackney Wick, East London until 31st March 2014. The exhibition features prints by Victoria Browne, Umberto Giovannini, Nick Morley (me!), Peter Rapp, Heidi Plant, Sean Starwars, Euan G. Stewart and Mark Andrew Webber.

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Top Ten Tips for Linocutting

Here are my top ten tips for linocutting. Practise first Before you go straight into carving a design make a test print on a small piece of lino. Practise making a range of marks. Don’t worry about making a recognisable image, just play around and make as many different shaped cuts as you can – […]

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Half Cut – exhibition of linocuts and woodcuts

I am curating an exhibition of linocuts and woodcuts at Stour Space in Hackney Wick in London next month with some of my favourite artists. Half Cut Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA Private View: Thursday 6th March 2014 7-11pm Opening Times: 7th – 31st March 9am-5pm daily An exhibition of linocut […]

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Linocut cards

Make a linocut anti-Valentine card

I am delighted to be featured in The Guardian today. Now you too can make your own linocut anti-Valentines cards. Have a look in Do Something magazine (p30) or visit the Guardian website for step-by-step instructions. I am also offering 20% off everything at my Etsy shop until 28/2/14 but you will have to follow […]

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Anti-Valentines cards

Sick of Valentines Day already? Want something different? Planning to dump that special someone? I have the answer! My brand new linocut anti-Valentines cards are now available from my Etsy shop and a number of fashionable retailers. Get them while they’re hot! Also available is my version of Cupid, updated for our times with his […]

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Low Tech Print linocut feature

I am delighted to be featured in a new book called Low Tech Print by Caspar Williamson. It features artists and designers from around the world who use low tech printing techniques, including silkscreen, letterpress, linocut and gocco printing. Some of my favourite linocut artists are also featured, including Bill Fick and James Brown. The […]

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steamroller

Pushing Print festival and Hello Print Studio Open Day

This weekend Margate sees the opening of Pushing Print 2013, a festival of printmaking with an exhibition, talks and workshops and a Giant Print event with steam roller printing. On Saturday 5th Oct I am also running an Open Day at Hello Print Studio, where you will be able to screenprint your own tea-towel, buy […]

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Workshops, workshops, workshops!

This summer I’ve taught more linocut workshops than ever before. As well as my linocut and letterpress course in Italy I’ve done a drop-in workshop with High Roller Society at Stour Space in Hackney, a three-day multi-block printing workshop at Art Academy London and two little workshops at Hello Print Studio in Margate: a one-day […]

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Heidi Plant exhibition of linocuts in Margate

Heidi Plant will be showing her new linocuts at Parade, Margate this weekend. She printed them at Hello Print Studio so I have had a sneak preview and I genuinely love them! Heidi works very intuitively and directly, giving the prints a playful innocence. In fact they are very sophisticated in their use of black […]

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