Artist Blog

Trying to etch lino at home

Sometimes it’s easy. Other times it seems that you will never manage anything.  This week I tried to use the method of etching lino using caustic soda. I put on protective clothing. I had already bought the goggles, mask and gloves, got a clean glass jar and an OLD teaspoon, and studied the r...
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Collage

It’s harder than it looks. Collage I mean. First attempts were just a mess.  For instance, this awful, too busy example – I started by making too many ink marks, tried to add larger solid areas but then in desperation put other shapes on as well.  Looking at it dispassionately (sort of...
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Layering is difficult

On the amazing course I’m attending, we are doing layering now.  Layering prints on top of other prints, or collaging or adding tissue or stencilling colour on top. Well it’s all supposed to be about having fun….and it is mostly.  I love experimenting with different tools, varyin...
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another day in lockdown

So many things are happening but we still can’t go anywhere. This week has been intense. Began with the last of my Synthesis and Sound course. I have been a bit disappointed with this, it was so unstructured and unfocused. I am sorry not to have learnt very much as I was hoping that it [&helli...
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3d Printing Tiny Text

When I decided I would like to learn 3d printing, never did I realize how complicated the process would be. First, I had to decide what type of printer would be best. I went into this with a slight bias towards a resin printer already, but after researching various models my decision to get a [&hell...
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In the middle of things

I am in the middle of my sound course, Synthesis and the Environment. I picked up a few things in the first week – different ways of doing things, other programmes to use, artists to listen to but this week has been different. Last night, we did a huge recording, of our environments, feedback,...
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Is Your Studio Tidy?

My studio is not ideal but I’m lucky to have one at all. It has plenty of daylight and faces north/south. There is storage and shelves and a work surface – even a place to store clean large sheets of paper. My problem is myself.  I sometimes take out pieces of equipment to use in [&hell...
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