Thursday, 26 July 2007

Rock Pool - Relief Print

The trouble with doing series of prints like the Sea Alphabet is making sure that there are 26 letters in stock. We don't print all of this edition of relief prints at one time as it would take about 3 or 4 weeks to print the whole set of all the letters, so we print as and when we need... some letters are a lot more popular than others. Finally got round to going to the print studio - Brighton Independent Printmaking

We print the Sea Alphabets on the small Albion press pictured which is ideal as we can ink up the print block and the letter block differently, then position the blocks and print all together at once.

You can see from the photo of the prints drying that the although the ink is the same throughout, the colour of each print is slightly different due to slight variations in inking and the pressure of a hand-press.

Friday, 20 July 2007

snake river press

I will be at Horsham Museum tomorrow, Saturday 21st, demonstrating my scraperboard illustration, between 12-2pm.
It's in conjunction with a small show of the illustrations from '20 Sussex Gardens', written by Lorraine Harrison.
Lorraine co-publishes a lovely series of books about Sussex,under the name of Snake River Press,and will be there too signing books!

Monday, 16 July 2007


I'm just trying to get used to how this all works. I am also an incredibly slow typer,so thankfully for all, words will be kept to a minimum.

So here are two nice pictures I took of a fete in Glynde, Sussex.

studio sale

First post!
We had a sale from home, these last two weekends,and I really wanted to say thankyou to everyone who took part in it, Sarah Packington, Annabet Wyndham ,Rachel Eardley, Ken Eardley,Sylph Baier Arnold Rose
and everyone who came. One of the aims was to raise money towards a messier! garden studio which amazingly it did.The weather couldn't have been nicer, and we turned the garden into a tea-room,with Victoria sandwich etc.served from the shed.