Monday, November 22, 2010

Exhibition/Open Studio and Christmas Cards

I will be taking part in a "Christmas" Exhibition at Over near Cambridge on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 11 am to 6 pm and would be very pleased to meet you and show you my work. I will be offerring some framed engravings but almost all of my output will be available unframed.

Please email me if you would like an invitation to the Private View on the evening of Friday, 26th.

Artists present will be:

Althea Braithwaite – Fused glass

Andy English – Wood Engraver

Antonia Galloway РPapier Mach̩ Sculpture

Edward Parker – Metal Sculpture

Ken Smith – Carved wooden birds

The address is:

The Studio at Beechcroft, 51 Fen End, Over CB24 5NE



I have recently been working on some smaller commissions and now I have the pleasant task of engraving our Christmas card. I do this every year and then, in subsequent years, the image is added to the group of cards that we print for sale; we are offering five this year.

Each card measures 147 x 104 mm (a nominal 6 x 4") and is printed on a very pale cream thick (300gsm) card. Every card is supplied with a matching high quality envelope by Conqueror. The cards are blank for your own seasonal message and the engraving on the front is printed by hand from the original engraved woodblock on "Red", the 1902 Albion handpress (pictured above).

Here are this years designs:

Partridge In A Pear Tree


Two Turtle Doves, Ely


Three French Hens


Seven Swans


Robin, Ely


They are all available for sale both singly and in groups in my Etsy shop, which has recently been reopened. I will shortly offer them from my website.

And now... back to this year's card!




2 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

I hope the Open Studio is a great success, popping over to the etsy shop to have a look - I'm sure I'll be tempted.

Do I see Chartres Cathedral in the distance behind the three Marans?

All the best
Celia

Maggie said...

I just found you via Celia's blog. Your work is just beautiful, thank you for sharing photos of it, and good luck with the Open Studio.