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Talking not Doing

Category: Planning

Major Tom?

So this half term i’ve been working with some of the plates i’ve made at City Lit almost a decade ago. I’m reworking them for the Planet Box Set Project college is running. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Tea Dragons say…

(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).

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Dragons in play

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.

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How my Brain works part 1

The new term looms and what I am wondering am I going to go with my big open ended projects. Then a friend is having a big birthday and I think; make a map to find the next big party. There was a lot more going on in that thought as it came here is an attempt to untangle it for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Circling Around

This post is about the project that was going to be my summer (out of the studio) project, with plenty of time to get a minimalist Mokuhanga under my belt and its the last weekend of August and I’ve only just got the proofs printed. This little project is a little leaf on the very end of a tenuous branch of investigation with it’s roots in all sorts of places. Read the rest of this entry »

Maps V

For this last post of this half term here’s a summary of work so far. As well as the two plate prints for the index sheets I’ve also been varying the colour on the main plate.

In addition I’ve also started working on the first sheet of the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Post- Pre Planning

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 »

Cobbles IV

This post is a photo essay, exploring how I arrived at the design decisions for this series of prints.

Some times the images are copies of my notes and some times they are little illustrations of my decisions. As usual the organisation of the argument deserves far more preparation than I am prepared to give it. Read the rest of this entry »