Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New Sheffield View!

Yep, I've gone and done another. This one is a view from Bole Hill Park, Crookes, looking towards Stannington. See what you think. It is a two-colour hand-printed linocut, and its now in my Folksy shop, and will be available at fairs/markets.

'Stannington View'

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


I've created a linocut print for valentines day entitled 'Czech Heart'. It is a 2-colour hand-printed linocut, and comes in three colour variations. The writing on the front is Czech for 'I love you'. I don't speak Czech or have any direct link with the country. I just find the place very interesting, and consider it and the language a tad romantic (hark at the soppy fellow!).

It is available for a limited period from my Folksy shop and also at the forthcoming Mary's Marvellous Craft & Vintage Market in Sheffield on 4th February.

link to red 'Czech Heart' in Folksy shop
link to blue 'Czech Heart' in Folksy shop
link to orange 'Check Heart' in Folksy shop

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

And here we go again...

Hope you had a good festive break...feels like a long time ago now...thanks to all those who bought and perused..it was certainly a very hectic time....

And so to 2012...January...a funny month, sometimes quiet, but a dead good month for trying out new ideas...

New Works
Aside from my print works, I have decided to go 3D with my donkeys. I'm making some in porcelain (with the help of artist Hanne Westergaard). Its all very exciting, as I've never worked in this medium, or for that matter in anything with three dimensions! Some of the models I'm basing my donkeys on are here:

These ones are just clay, and a bit rough round the edges. I'll post up more photos of the process as soon as I can.

Also planned are more Sheffield and Welsh landscapes, and a few more creatures too!!

I'm going to be at the next 'Mary's Marvellous Vintage & Craft Fair' on Saturday 4th February. It runs 10am-4pm, and is swiftly making quite a name for itself (for the cakes as well as the quality wares on sale!).


I'm running another linocut printing workshop at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Suitable for beginners and more experienced folk it is on Saturday 25th Feb, 10.30am-4.30pm. All materials supplied as well as tea and coffee. At the end you'll hopefully have a finished frameable one-colour print (or two-colour if you are feeling adventurous), some test-prints and your lovely piece of lino. It costs £35 for the day and there are 9 places available.

To book either email events@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or phone 0114 2013831. For more info go to http://cms.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/an-introduction-to-lino-printing.