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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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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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Fireworks in Montefiore

During my linocut and letterpress workshop at Opificio della Rosa recently there was the annual Rocca di Luna festival, when Montefiore is invaded by dancing horses and old men selling baskets. The whole thing ends with a spectacular firework display on the top of the medieval castle.  I took some photos and made them into […]

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Anonima Impressori letterpress studio, Bologna

On my recent visit to Italy (where I was teaching a linocut and letterpress workshop) I visited the studio of Veronica Bassini in Bologna. Anonima Impressori is tucked away down a quiet street to the west of the city and is full of drawers of type and printing presses rescued from typography studios all over […]

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Linocut & Letterpress workshop at Opificio della Rosa 2013

I’ve just returned from Italy where I was teaching a linocut and letterpress workshop at Opificio della Rosa, a beautiful printmaking studio in a castle. The aim of the workshop was to produce a book, based on a narrative which each student had chosen. The first two days were spent learning how to make marks […]

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First Linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio, Margate

I am delighted to announce the first linocut workshop at Hello Print Studio, Margate. Details as follows: One Day linocut workshop Saturday 10th August, 10am to 5pm Adults £65, full-time students £50 In this one day linocut workshop you will learn how to plan, carve and print a simple, one-colour linocut. Under the expert guidance […]

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Exhibition of linocuts at Rye Art Gallery

I am in an exhibition of linocuts at Rye Art Gallery together with Richard Bawden and Paddy Hamilton. The exhibition runs until 30th June alongside an exhibition of the stunning etchings of Norman Ackroyd. I have six prints in the show, including my brand new Smoking Seagull. Rye Art Gallery also has a nice collection […]

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Hello Print Studio to launch in July

Hello Print Studio, a space for printmaking in Margate, will launch on 1st June 6th July. Together with other members of Resort Studios we will be throwing open our doors and inviting the public into the space for the first time. Hello Print Studio will be running printmaking demonstrations and giving people the chance to […]

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