Tuesday, 12 January 2016

'Bare ruined choirs'

Gloucestershire walking with Walking the Land on Friday January 8th, starting from the Weighbridge Inn and going up in the mud to Hazel Wood and on to Avening.

Monday, 23 November 2015

No L in sight

First cards printed on my Adana 8x5. Maybe the 'No Joy' reading betrays my true feelings about the big business that is Xmas. Difficult to get an even print with the wooden type. Rough & ready umlaut cut from a rubber. Getting an even pressure across the print by adjusting the screws on the back is tricky: you can see here that the pressure fades off from right to left. The clinking sound of the inking disc as it moves round is quite festive!

Friday, 13 November 2015

A is for Autumn...

... C is for Colour and O is for Ode.
The first line of To Autumn by Keats was rolling round my head when I made these prints:

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

They will both be exhibited at a show entitled 'Seasons' opening on December 1st at The Old Passage in Arlingham, Gloucestershire.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Every cloud

My last postcard printed on the Vandercook SP15 in the UWE (University of the West of England) Print Centre before the building is demolished, and the print department moves home on the campus, & I finish my Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking MA.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Letterpress post card production line

From setting to production line: Printing on the Vandercook SP15 is an addictive pleasure.
The metal type (30 & 72 point) is Halley, I think, but can't find any reference to it online.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Rain storm in an L

The texture of wooden type is beautifully captured by printing on Japanese paper. It's Tosa Shi/Shia in this instance. There's a rain storm in full swing.