Studio blog: Hand made metal embossed journal with Japanese stab binding
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Studio blog: Hand made metal embossed journal with Japanese stab binding

A couple of weeks ago I finished this prototype for an upcoming full day workshop. This is a bespoke workshop for a craft group and on it everyone will learn how to create this Japanese stab bound journal and then metal emboss the front cover. There’s a quick video below showing you the book ‘in…

Studio blog: Bishop Auckland Town Hall Open Art Exhibition
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Studio blog: Bishop Auckland Town Hall Open Art Exhibition

Last night was opening night at the Open Exhibition at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. I was over the moon to have three of my Celtic knotwork pieces selected for the exhibition. The exhibition is on until 17th February, so if you’re in the area do go along and see it. There are so many fantastic…

Studio blog: Durham Lumiere 2023
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Studio blog: Durham Lumiere 2023

During October and November I was thrilled to work with Artichoke Trust as one of their community artists delivering community workshops to create the Flowers and Chandeliers pieces for Durham Lumiere this year. I had a fantastic time meeting people around County Durham and helping them to create the components for these pieces out of…

Video tutorial: sycamore leaf reduction lino print
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Video tutorial: sycamore leaf reduction lino print

Last month I wrote about completing this three colour reduction lino print of a sycamore leaf, and mentioned that I had videoed the whole process (see the blog here). I’ve now had chance to edit the video, and the full tutorial is now posted below. This tutorial is suitable for those who have been carving…

Studio blog: Sycamore leaf reduction lino print
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Studio blog: Sycamore leaf reduction lino print

What’s a reduction lino print? It’s an exciting method of creating a multi-colour lino print. Each colour layer of a reduction lino print is carved and printed from the same lino block, resulting in the lino block being destroyed during the carving process. Starting with the lightest colour, areas are cut away from the carving…