Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Kilburn Linocut Print






I posted a picture a few weeks ago of a new print I was working on... and here it is! You may recognise the pattern from a ceramic plate design that I produced earlier this year for the White Horse Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk. The White Horse in North Yorkshire is found just outside the pretty village of Kilburn. I have been wanting to turn the pattern into a print since then... and I've finally done it. The print will be available online in the New Year.




Prema's Christmas Affordable Art Fair




It was a super day on sunday, lot's of lovely people and a great selection of goodies. Prints, Ceramics, knits, willow weaving, leather work, homewares and even flying pigs... as well as some tasty food! You should definitely pop on down to the Prema cafe if you're in the Uley area.



Thursday, 6 December 2012

New Brooch Designs!





Looky here! New shiney ceramic brooches, now available from my online shop.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Brooch Offer!


My 'Heads and Tails' brooches are now back in stock in my online shop. I've also put a mini promotion on them, a bit of a 3 for 2 offer. Why not go and have a look!

Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Art Fairs and 20% OFF online!


That's right, I'm having a bit of a festive sale! I currently have 20% Off on all Limited Edition Prints and those little Linocut Decorations of mine. So why not pop over to the online shop and grab a bit of a bargain. 




I've definitely got that festive feeling now! Which is just as well really as there is lot's of festive fun to be had down at Prema...

Prema Art Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire are having their Christmas Crackers - Prema’s Special Day of Affordable Artists’ Originals on Sunday 9 December 11am-4pm

Scouting for inspiring and original presents for family and friends this Christmas? Wanting to shop local but still pick up amazing bargains that are exquisitely made by local artists and makers? We think we might have the perfect solution here at Prema!

Spend a festive Sunday mooching around the arts centre, sampling delicious hot and cold food from our very popular cafĂ© and browse a specially selected range of affordable work from UK artists. All items on sale range from £5 - £150. Everything is available to buy and take home the very same day.

Work includes functional ceramics, screen prints, illustration, wearable and decorative textiles and handmade decorations to make this December the one you’ll remember! Hope to see you there.


I will be there, so come on down and say hello! I'll have cards, prints and small ceramic items for sale.





One final thing... a sneaky peak at a new print... well, a print in progress... colour one done. Can you guess what it's going to be?





Thursday, 15 November 2012

This chap needs a home...



I'm starting to update my online shop with prints and ceramics. I've just popped this lovely chap on there. A linocut Dachshund, and only 12 in the edition.... and now only 3 left. So why not buy your loved one a dog for Christmas? Who can resist that face?! £100 unframed.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Packs of the grey/white linocut decorations.

Christmas is fast approaching and I'm busying myself producing festive printed treats. Here are some of the first items to be finished. Hand printed linocut decorations, designed and printed by me on my little press! There are two colour ways (red/white and grey/white) and nine designs in total. Each pack contains 6 different decorations... a bit of a lucky dip... which ones will you get? Packs are available exclusively from my online shop. I will also be selling them at Prema's Christmas Affordable Art Fair on Sunday 9th December, Uley, South Gloucestershire... more on that later!

Red and White

I am currently producing a festive print which will include these bauble designs, so keep your eyes peeled!

Red and white baubles all packed up.

 I also printed the tab tops for the packaging... what do you think?

The nine designs

A pack of the grey/white baubles.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

I'm still here!!!

Zillah Bell Linocut Print


 It has been more than just a wee while... but things are set to change, and more work (hopefully) will be posted up here more frequently than in 4 month bursts! Here are just a few things I've been working on over the last few months... there are many more pieces that have been started and not yet finished and new wintery goodies I will hopefully get up here in the following weeks. So keep your eyes peeled!




I was asked to produce a print of the Zillah Bell gallery. I decided to have an experiment with using more than just two colours in a linocut and this is what happened. It was quite a learning curve and something I hope to experiment with more in the future. The print is available from the gallery. It is £175 and a limited edition of just 10.


 Close up details of the Zillah Bell print



Commission - Wedding present mugs - Stylised daisy design.
Here are two mugs I produced as a commission for a wedding present. I was told the couple like daisy's and I wanted to produce a design that wasn't too twee and flowery, but suitable for both the bride and groom. I hear they have now had their very first cup of tea as a married couple in these mugs!


House linocut commission.

I was asked by a lovely couple if I could produce a print of their home in a similar vein to my 'House 1-5' print series. Here it is!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

SPECIAL OFFER JUBILEE LINOCUT 25% OFF!





For the Bank Holiday Weekend Only - 25% off my new Jubilee Linocut! So go grab yourself a Jubilarific Bargain! SHOP

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The White Horse


Hand painted plate


This friday is the Private View of Zillah Bell's 'The White Horse' exhibition. The exhibition consists of work from a selection of gallery artists, all based upon the theme of the White Horse, Kilburn, North Yorkshire. 


Here is some background info for you...


'In 2009 we invited artists to produce work on the theme of ‘The White Horse' with particular reference to the White Horse at Kilburn, near Thirsk. The reaction was doubly enthusiastic, both from the artists who submitted a wide ranging and inspired body of work in all media, and from gallery clients who evidently enjoyed the exhibition just as much as the exhibitors had.
 Indeed, such was the success of the show that we felt it was time to repeat it but this year the work will also include neighbouring Hood Hill and Lake Gormire.'


Hand painted tile and frame 1/1

This year I have been invited to join in the fun and produced the above pieces for the event. 

Monday, 9 April 2012

The Queens Jubilee


Large Jubilee Plate - Hand painted

Small Jubilee Plate - Hand Painted


Jubilee Tile - Hand Painted Tile and Frame


I thought I would show you some recent work I have produced to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The three ceramic items pictured above have now sold, however, I am taking commissions on these. (Note: No two items are ever the same due to the fact they are all hand painted). The print below is currently available from my online shop.


Jubilee - Linocut
Limited edition of 30
£60 Unframed.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

The Colour Of Spring



If you're around the Cotswolds over the next few days, don't forget to pop into the Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway, for the last few days of their Colour of Spring Exhibition. (Ends Monday 9th April) Open from 10 - 5 daily. I have a selection of prints and small ceramic work on display. There is a great selection of work, from ceramics and sculpture to paintings and prints. It's well worth a look.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Exhibition News




I am delighted to say I will be exhibiting alongside Pam Grimmond in a
joint exhibition at The Zillah Bell Gallery, in my home town of Thirsk,
North Yorkshire.

The exhibition will comprise of a selection of Prints, Ceramics and
Assemblages.


It runs from Friday 30th March until Saturday 21st April, with the Private
View taking place on Friday 30th March, 6.30 - 8.30pm. Do drop by for a
glass of wine if you are in the area, it would be lovely to see you.



New ceramic hearts - Jeff Josephine Designs


I will also be taking part in The Little Buckland Gallery's 'The Colour of
Spring' exhibition. The gallery is based just outside the pretty Cotswold
village of Broadway, Gloucestershire. The exhibition will have an array of
paintings, ceramics, wood carving, prints, glass and jewellery.

It runs from Wednesday 28th March until Monday 9th April with a drinks
party on Sunday 1st April 12-2pm. Locally produced artisan cider will be
served... sounds jolly good to me!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Jubilee Linocut



A little preview of my new Jubilee linocut.
Printed by hand and spoon - Edition of 30.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Zillah Bell Exhibition


Hi all. I have a joint Exhibition with Pam Grimmond at Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. The exhibition starts on Friday 30th March (Private View 6.30 - 8.30pm ) and is on until Saturday 21st April.




Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Dachshud n.


Here he is the right way round.

Edition of 12 , Two colour hand burnished linocut, 30 x 42 cm

Monday, 13 February 2012

New linocut...





A quick look at my new linocut of a dachshund. Once he is dry I will pop up a better picture.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

One & Other

I'm interviewed in York's 'One & Other' magazine... here.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Happy New Year...


I am just terrible at blogging. I think I'm going to end up doing quarterly posts at this rate. The run up to Christmas was a little on the hectic side and all my photo taking never seemed to make it onto here. So here is a massive catch up, as well as some new, relevant, happening now sort of info!


My snowflake paper cut inspired christmas card/print. It is in fact a repeated linocut.



Bauble painting for Christmas presents.



Christmas doors in London.



A new plate.



Finally, at the end of last week I was busy in Prema, Uley, hanging work for an exhibition I have there from monday 9th January until Saturday 18th Fabruary. Come along and have a look at the Curiosity Cabinet!