Finally finished these pictures. I’m beginning to feel more comfortable working in this new style and managing to resist the voice in my head calling “ADD MORE STUFF”!
Sorry to report that the printing workshop I was due to teach on March 12 has had to be postponed for the time being.
Hopefully it can be rescheduled later this year. Many apologies if you were hoping to sign up – watch this space for further information!
Busy few weeks coming up for me. I’m teaching a few classes organised by the Cairngorms Learning Partnership (CLP).
This Kingussie-based charity offers a range of courses in the Cairngorms National Park.
You can find the full list of those on offer by clicking here, but to give you a flavour, at the moment there’s felt-making, cooking and flower-arranging. Something for everyone!
I’m teaching a four-week silversmithing course, starting this week. It’s fully booked – which is great!
And next month, I’ll be running a one-day introductory printmaking workshop. This will give participants an overview of different types of printing, including intaglio and drypoint etching.
It takes place on Saturday March 12 – you can get more information or book your place by visiting the CLP’s website.*
Or you can visit my Events & Workshops page to see all of my upcoming classes.
*Since this blog was written, the class has been postponed. Click here for more information.
When a printmaker has finished printing an “Edition” it is traditional to destroy the artwork on the copper plate by scratching a great big cross on its surface. Another way to destroy the plate is to cut it into lots of wee pear shapes. You can then tap each of these into a handmade wooden mould, (gently to preserve the wee bit of the artwork left on the plate). After that you could drill a little hole in the top of the wee bit of copper and attach it to a super posh handmade lure with semi-precious stones and silver plate finishings to be sure to catch the most discerning trout, pike or salmon.
How to make your own mezzotint plate
John at the Highland Print studio has been teaching me and Jane how to make prints with layers of different colours. It’s a bit confusing but I’m having lots of fun learning. Hopefully more prints to follow soon.
Getting ready for Food on Film Festival exhibition.
Back from my holidays and playing with the printing press again.