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Talking not Doing

Category: PROJECTS

Signals for Mars

As part of Morley college’s celebration of the centenary of Holst’s Planet Suite the print department is asking students to produce some related images. I first heard vague stuff about this back in the autumn and had a few thoughts – yes my brain went galloping off in all directions. Here are some more… Read the rest of this entry »


‘A journey’

The other day i introduced yet another printing project and here only a few days later are my working drawings (only slightly delayed because the scanner was buried under piles of refiling). Because the accordion book is 90cm long its been difficult to work out how to reproduce the drafts here. Read the rest of this entry »

More Book Stuff

I’ll probably be able to think of a better title for this post later, but lets just go with that for now. I now I’v got a lot of projects on at the moment, so here’s another one –  a class of Japanese woodcut and book binding. Two of my favourite things. extending an image in time (instead of space as with my origami). Read the rest of this entry »

Place holder: r u alive?

I be been spending rather a lot of time at hospital recently. It’s a liminal space. And I’ve had too much time to think about the people and things that occupy that space.

This post is a place holder, an indication of the beginning of a process, of a journey, both in the care of the person I’ve been with in hospital, but also of the creative inspiration I’ve received.

I’m not sure of either destination (yet). Read the rest of this entry »

Here be Dragons

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 here are the edited highlights of open workshop week (3.5days)

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Lots to think about for next time I’m sure


Maps III

This weeks post is centred around origami as a means to representing images in more than two dimensions. here are two examples of printed tissue that have been folded so that they stand off the surface.


On the left is a rectangle that has been folded in knife pleats in two directions from one corner. you’ll see better examples of the fold down the page. On the right the same paper has been folded on the diagonal into v pleats.

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Thoughts about projects and last day of term fun.

By the time I actually manage to write these blog posts sometimes the thoughts therein have gone round and round and round and I hardly know where anything is, but I’m trying to make sense of what I want to do with my work and the opportunities I have at the studio.
This post will be a place marker for some serious considerations of projects I’ve been fighting with over time and their likely next step. Hop to the next post to look at pictures, both past and present, if you want to skip all my blathering.

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