Archive for the ‘Handmade’ Category

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Etching course

13May13

I recently did another 3 day etching course. It was great to be back amongst the inks and smells of the etching studio at Camberwell College of Arts, but 3 days is hardly enough time to get your juices flowing with a process as slow and methodical as etching. (Many thanks to the tutor Brian […]


I just visited an enthralling exhibition by artist Gemma Anderson at the Eb & Flow Gallery near Old Street in London. She has developed a focused artistic practice in which she takes an analytical approach that is similar to scientific research. She uses observational drawing as the foundation for explorations in different media, most notably […]


I’ve just completed a website for my good friend John Davide who produces painstaking stop-frame animations with a great flair for narrative. I created the structure for a site using WordPress, including a header that helps convey his handmade style and his character illustration. His atmospheric drawings are also gorgeous and I hear he’ll be […]


I’ve just designed and screen-printed these babies for our friends at Hand Baked Arcade.


After a few sessions tinkering with my Adana press I’m finally getting some decent results. Some research and experimentation led me to the conclusion that dampening the paper gives much better results whether you’re printing with or without ink. Paper quality also made a huge difference, especially to the blind debossing. I used some Fabriano […]


I am always in awe of folk who have the focus and patience to work with one technique and give it enough time to gain absolute mastery. I use a range of image-making techniques so I always feel I need to spend more time perfecting my skills. One of the print studios I find most […]


I’ve just received my first custom-made letterpress block in the post! It’s a steel backed photopolymer plate mounted onto type height wood so it’s all ready to print on my Adana press. I’m going to use it to create some postcards to promote our The Withdrawing Room project. The clarity of detail is superb but […]


We finally got sent our copy of the JK Flesh limited edition LP, screen-printed on to reversed grey board for that crusty feel. What a pleasure to see this in the flesh finally! The labels came out especially well, providing variations on the theme that don’t appear on the CD version. We were also pleased […]


I recently spent 3 days getting my hands dirty in the etching studio at Camberwell College of Arts. Being such an involved process, it allows a depth and clarity of thinking that is easily lost with the speed of digital image-making. The responsiveness of the medium and detail produced in hard ground etching is incredible […]



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