Tuesday, 3 December 2013


And so ends another education year for me. My 10 week courses at Hampen Factory, Cheltenham and New Brewery Art, Cirencester are now finished this term.
I have been posting regularly about the work that has been made at Hampen. We have explored some interesting and challenging techniques, such as combining lino with collagraph.
Or just doing lino for a change, there has been lots of fabulous work from everyone, I have been rubbish at recording it, however.
The pin board has been full of prints drying, the top images is a silk aquatint, and as you have seen in past posts, this technique has proved very rewarding.
The afternoon group embraced the idea of printing lino blocks onto collagraphs, as with the teasel at the top of the post, this viaduct shows how a background collagraph inked in different colours can change the mood of the work. The smoke is on the collagraph plate, an excellent use of wood glue at the plate making stage.
The exciting addition to my classes this term has been the 10 week, Contemporary Enamel for Beginners at the New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. NBA bought 2 enamelling kilns and off we went! The experimental pieces below show a wide range of techniques attempted over the course. Each week there was a new development as everyone tried things out. An amazing amount was achieved in such a short time.
 I have had a lovely time this term, all my groups have been full of lovely, generous and creative people.
There are still places on both courses next term, contact me directly for information about Hampen Factory or contact the New Brewery Arts http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/ and check out their range of workshops and courses.

1 comment:

artfromthewood said...

Gorgeous, love your work.