Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Seasonal happenings.. and screen-prints!


No idea where October went. It appears to be November now, and I thought I'd share with you the events I'm taking part in up until Christmas, and a couple of new prints I've created.


Autumn Craft Market
Sat 8th November 2014, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, 10am-4pm
To kick off the festive run, a fair at the mighty Millennium Galleries. 30+ stalls of hand-crafted wares from Sheffield makers and artists.

Sheffield Print Fair 2014
Sat 15th November 2014, St Mary's Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 10am-4pm
I'm very excited about this (partly as I'm one of the organisers!). Our second annual event, with 36 artist/printmakers showing and selling their work, plus print demonstrations, info from Sheffield Print Club and, of course, plenty of food and drinks. Woodcuts, screen-prints, linocuts, monoprints, gocco prints, intaglio, digital and lots more... See who is taking part via the link.

The Art Market
Sat 22nd (eve) / Sun 23rd Nov 2014 (10am-4pm), Holmfirth indoor Market, Holmfirth HD9 3JH
Always fun to revisit this event! Top quality art and craft, plus music and all sorts of additional events and activities.

The Harley Gallery Christmas Market
Sat 29th / Sun 30th Nov 2014, The Welbeck Estate,Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LW, 10am-5pm
I'm very happy indeed to have been asked back to this event after taking part last year. It is like a really impressive art fair crossed with a food market. What is not to like!?

Sheffield Makers Fair
Sat 6th Dec 2014, St Mary's Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 10am-4pm
This will be their first event, and it is focussing on he work of contemporary designer-makers from the region. They have a pretty impressive line-up for this one, so should be good!

S1 Artspace Christmas Market
Sat 13th Dec 2014, S1 Artspace, 120 Trafalgar St, Sheffield, free entry, 12-6pm
Held in one of Sheffield best know art studios/galleries, a focus on Sheffield art and craft.  

Hagglers Corner Christmas Market 
Sun 14th Dec 2014, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Sheffield

My last event of the season, and it should be a busy one! The place is always buzzing with people.

You might have noticed that I have more than a passing interest in screen-printing. In the last few months I've been working on some designs, and I have a couple of new prints to show you (which I printed at the wonderful Sheffield Print Club).

Firstly there is 'Hello Red Donkey'. A simple celebration of the creature, essentially. It is a two/three-colour print, in an edition of 23. The size is around 24x32cm, and the paper is 35x50cm. It is printed on 280gsm natural cartridge paper.

and secondly, there is 'Pebble Study No.1'. This is the first print from an occasional new series I'm working on, of a more abstract nature.

It is a three-colour print, 22x36cm (paper 30x42cm) in an edition of just ten, and again printed on 280gsm cartridge paper.

Both prints will be available from event I'm attending over he next month or so, and soon in my Folksy shop.

and finally, I have a new seasonal greeting card. I like to produce a new one each year. It is called 'Winter Houses', and only available from events I will be taking part in before the end of the year.