Studio Notes – Acrylic & Charcoal On Canvas
Studio notes: drawing with charcoal on canvas.

This is a story of experiment and of failure. Oh well! I don’t paint on canvas. I haven’t done in a long time. The texture of the weave just gets in my way and interrupts the fine detail that I’m trying to achieve. I prefer my surfaces to be smooth and to have texture develop […]

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Studio Notes: block printing & casting ingots
Studio notes: block printing & casting ingots.

I finally made prints from the block I carved, but I haven’t yet shown them as a finished edition for sale. So this is a bit of a quick preview! Block printing for the first time in the studio A friend of mine was getting rid of a desk, so I pinched it to give […]

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Studio Notes: Building A Bucket Foundry
Studio Notes: Building A Bucket Foundry

Studio Notes: building a bucket foundry This week in the studio we started a long-awaited project: building a charcoal-fired backyard foundry in a bucket. Now, most of my projects carry on over several weeks, if not longer, but this project is definitely not a one-week wonder. I think there will be several more weeks of […]

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Studio Notes: Silicone Moulding & Woodcuts
Studio Notes Silicone Moulding And Woodcuts

Studio Notes: silicone moulding and woodcuts This week in the studio I’ve been bouncing between a couple of projects – making silicone moulds from regular silicone mixed with cornstarch, and starting my woodcut coin print.   Silicone and corn starch moulds I bought two tubes of silicone and two boxes of cornstarch weeks ago, ready […]

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Lumi Inkodye Projects
Lumi Inkodye Projects - Inkodye UK projects

Lumi Inkodye Projects I was given a Lumi Inkodye Sunfold kit by a very generous friend, and I finally had a chance to play around with it during a recent heatwave. After waiting for ages to try it out, I was totally hooked!   Inkodye is a UV-reactive dye, so the colour develops in sunlight. […]

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