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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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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 »

Maps VI

And what have we learnt this week?

That materials change when you use them and if you want to have everything nice and registered you need to make a master former and keep everything the same ‘age’…

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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.

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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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Map making I

This  second half of the summer term is going to be devoted to my on going star chart project that I reviewed over easter.

It’s taken me all this time to go out and buy some more Button Polish to seal the plates. 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 »

Upcycling – Part 1

Knocking around the print studio at Morley college for the last year has been a big red box. It’s actually a laser cutter and one the staff have been reluctant to let the students play with – what with the fire risk and blinding hazard and all.

Over  the first three weeks of December, the department have run a short course of relief printing with an exploration of the laser cutter’s capacity at the heart of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour Proofs

So here are the colour proofs for Blaen-y-nant. Read the rest of this entry »

Dried Frog Pills?

I’m running a bit a head of the other students in the Wood Cut class so I wanted to have ago at some other images. Something simple and straight forward. Read the rest of this entry »