Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Lauren Healey

A lovely day spent in the shop with Lauren Healey tweaking her project. You may remember that back in Sept 2010 we gave Lauren a Publishing Award and the project has been on going and dependant on the British weather, see > Capturing Shadows. In May just after the move additional plates were developed and proofed in black. Since then Lauren has been experimenting with various combinations of plates & colours.

Today was spent solidifying these experiments and coming up with a final strategy. Ink was mixed, paper torn and the press rolled out samples. The final piece will be printed in two colours and made up of six images laid end to end to measure approx 12 3/4" x 102"

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Chris Burden

Word has arrived from the City of Angels that Chris Burden has signed the approval to print on his piece for the portfolio with Locus+

A Man Free World
12 colour lithograph
on white Somerset Satin
Paper size: 18" x 22"

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Iris Priest - signing

We were delighted that Iris Priest was able to come along (with breakfast cake no less) and sign her edition. There will be a full launch of this lithograph sometime in August, details to follow.
More information on artist page > Iris Priest

In That Beyond
Fifteen colour lithograph
on BFK Rives off white
9" x 11"
edition size: 20

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Nicola Farr - Work Experience Photo Diary

With GCSE exams completed it was time for a spot of work experience for Nicola Farr. We are very happy that Nicola wanted to spend some time with us before enjoying the summer holidays and prior to A Levels beginning in September. Tasks includes, letterpress printing our new stationary, graining stones, assisting at the press and being the artist & printer, as well as seeing the start, middle & end of some projects. For sure there was much coffee and tea to be enjoyed with a mighty fine pastry or three.

Rachael Kidd has continued to be in the shop after completing Fine Art Level 2 at Newcastle University, making light work of the pile of Ray Richardson stones that needed to be resurfaced, before heading away for holidays.

Fellow Tamarind trained printer Linsay Croall from Peacock Visual Arts joined us and helped out with the proofing of a few runs for Chris Burden's piece 'A Man Free World.' How good it was to be able to have three people working on the press at the same time, the joys of ample space.