Well I guess I can post this now that I’ve heard that I’m not in the exhibition.
Printing this monster was a pain in the behind. Hopefully Ive learned by ‘lets not be over ambitious’ lesson this time. Read the rest of this entry »
(Well it was going to happen sooner or later)
Have a warm and well feed mid winter season.
These three are host, tea and water. They are proofs for working on cutting techniques and to see the behaviour of he press. More work to be done in the new year (and over winter break).
Part of the narrative of the origami pot is that the Dragons have left off hunting the Fiery Pearl to stop for a cup of tea. Therefore the Pearl has to go somewhere on the pot and I’ve put it is on the lid.
The question though is how and where and when? Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired By 2018 has been launched so it’s time to knuckle down and get on with printing Origami Buscuit Barrels.
First of all I had to go shopping. For Lino and a new extra fine u-gouge (0.5mm). I decided I didn’t like the quality of the line in the original test prints. Here is a a second stage of the block with the more delicate lines and more practice with cutting scales.
Much has changed since the last time I updated the tale of the Dragon Tea Party pot. Here’s the story so far. In so much that it is now definitely a Dragon tea party and no one else. I also have, paper ink, a design and a reluctantly a change in block material. Where to start but with the Dragons I think. Read the rest of this entry »
Finally I got round to visiting the V&A to look at the collections of fancy Biscuit tins. They live in the Ironwork Gallery and were donated as a whole in 1983. I am there for beginning to work on the print part of this project and the choices seem to be limitless. Read the rest of this entry »
I haven’t forgotten or abandon the projects I announced the other day. It just that’s there’s nothing interesting to look at so I thought I’d show you some preparation I’ve made for a project I am expecting to happen next year. In 2015 I started work for the V&A’s Inspired By 2016, but ran out of steam. This time I want to get a bit more of a head start, as I have more prosaic inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »