Thursday, June 30, 2016

Open Studio 2016

Its that time of year again and I am spending the day getting things ready for the first weekend of the Cambridgeshire Open Studios. I am open on the following weekends between 11am and 6pm:

Weekend 1     July 2 - 3
Weekend 2     July 9 - 10
Weekend 4     July 23 - 24

This is the first year that I have opened for three weekends and there is another big change here. The last couple of months have seen the studio extended and given its own front door and windows so be one of the first people to see the new space.

There will be lots of new work as well, including the engravings I made for the Royal Mail Honeybee miniature stamp sheet. Hand coloured  impressions of these blocks will be available, together with my full range of wood engravings and handmade books.

 I will have an engraving "on the go" and "Red" the Albion handpress will be working.

Another new engraving is this artwork for a vinyl release by Glasgow band Nieves:

Yet another change is that I am now able to take card payments. I believe that Open studios should be more than just a shop but we do offer work for sale during these events.

Here are the details:

 It would be great to see you there - do please feel free to come and look round without feeling you have to buy anything, although you might be tempted by the handmade cards and box of
£10 engravings ;)

Friday, June 03, 2016

Forthcoming Events, Part 1

Exhibition season is well under way now and I delivered a groups of framed and unframed engravings to the lovely Melford Hall, a National Trust Property in Suffolk:

Details are on the website  and here:

As you see, there will be demonstrations and I will be there with my engraving kit on Sunday 19th June between 2 - 4pm. I would be very pleased to show you how it all works.

I know I have not been posting much but I hope to remedy that very soon with more events, a review of recent books featuring my engravings and a peek at my newly remodelled studio.

Watch this space!