Linden Print Studio update
I hope you are well. I’m very excited about two things in particular:
1. Unsung Heroes of Ink at Studio Morland, Monday 20 March, 10.00am-12.00pm
Back in September last year I met a talented artist and musician (@_russyoung) who wanted to see this short film and couldn’t find any screenings of it up North. So I got in touch with the Hong Kong-based director, Olivia Wang and have organised an exclusive screening of this at Studio Morland! And to make it even more worth your while, I’ve thrown in a little Chinese brush-ink workshop for £20. The 25-minute documentary about Xuan papermaking is absolutely fascinating – people get excited about Japanese papers but centuries-old process of making rice paper in China is truly amazing as well.
Booking link here.
2. Chris Daunt Wood Engraving Course, 23-24 September 2023, £160
Chris Daunt is in the process of writing an accessible and engaging book about learning wood engraving with The Crowood Press (Laura Boswell’s publisher). So he’s a bit of an authority and an absolutely lovely guy. So I feel very lucky that he’s agreed to come back to Linden Print to run a two-day course as he’s a true authority on wood engraving. This course is suitable for beginners as well as people who enjoyed last year’s course.
Booking link here.
And just one twiddly bit– I’ve had to move the Drypoint half-day workshop from this Thursday 2 March to Friday 24 March because of other commitments. I’ve attached the updated course summary. There are still a couple of places left – booking link here.
For print studio members only, the next skillshare will be on Monday 13 March, 10-4, £5: Creating papers for Chine Collé. We will be working with wet strength tissue paper to create papers for chine collé, including dendritic printing, suminagashi and brusho inks.
At the next skillshare on Monday 24 April, 10-4, £5, we’ll be going crazy with embossing powders and heat guns on lino prints. You bring your own lino blocks and papers and I supply the embossing powders (gold! Silver! Clear!) and the heat. You are welcome to bring your own glittery embossing powders which you can buy from any dis-reputable craft supplier.
If you haven't been before, members’ skillshare sessions at my studio are drop-in, ie. you arrive when you want and leave when you want. Some people like to bring lunch and make it a bit of a social. Just let me know if you're planning on coming so I can keep an eye on numbers.
Andrea Kershaw’s work is in my studio until Thursday 30 March so still a bit of time to see it. Andrea has used the fascinating and fluid method of spit-bite aquatint to create delicate and evocative prints documenting her personal journey through the landscape.
Jamie Barnes’ work will be on display in the studio from 1 April -30 June. I’ll send out a little flyer in due course but you can see his work here: https://www.jamiebarnesprint.co.uk/
Printfest is back on at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston on Early May Bank holiday weekend!
Here’s the link: https://printfest.uk/
There’s a great line-up of artists. I may or may not be stewarding again this year but regardless I’m teaching letterpress at the Coronation Hall on Wednesday 26 April, 1-4pm, £35pp:
There are also workshops by fellow Cumbria Printmakers about Tetrapak printing, monoprint, linocut, collagraph, paper lithography and drypoint over the rest of the festival.
The Great Print Exhibition is still on at Rheged until 8 May. It’s a packed show and has examples of different kinds of printmaking – a great inspiration for you to make your own work.
And finally… a reminder that you are always welcome to get in touch if you have any printmaking or art-related questions. If you want to buy a press, I can point you in the right direction…if you are wanting to explore a new technique or just need a steer on your work, I’m here.
Best wishes and have a lovely Spring (the first official day is only 19 days away)!