Sunday, 25 November 2012

Hideaway - My 20:20 print 2012

My own 20:20 print, Hideaway, is a 3 colour multi-plate linocut design, based on a sketch I made of a small seaside cottage in Cwm-yr-Eglwys on the north Pembrokeshire coast, near Fishguard.

20:20 Print Exchange is launched!

On Friday (23 November 2012) Hot Bed Press in Salford launched its biggest 20:20 Print Exchange yet! Well done to Sean and all the helpers, who sorted prints from 30 print workshops across UK and Ireland. 392 printmakers in total produced prints for the collection.

Each artist has now received their own box of 20 random prints. I picked mine up on Friday night and am delighted with the mix. Some of my particular favourites from my own box were these lovely prints:


They are (in order) by: Jenny Lines of Oxford Printmakers, Emily Rae Manning of Stew Print Rooms and Peter Kirley of Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop. Copyright is with the artist.

To see the full set of 392 prints, arranged by print workshop:

Hours of happy viewing!!

Full details at:

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Manchester Christmas Markets 2012

The Manchester Christmas markets have just opened and - for the first weekend only - as a group of printmakers, with links to Prospect Studios, we have a stall in the centre of Manchester at Exchange Square. It's where the big wheel used to be, right opposite the Next store, so not too hard to find.

There's work from 10 or more local printmakers on show and for sale - original etchings, linocuts, aquatints... I had a great day yesterday on the stall in the afternoon with Jill Randall. We had a lot of interest and some sales - of prints and cards. It was a good chance to have a chat to people and get feedback. Fortunately it wasn't too cold - and it was close to the food and gluhwein stalls! Thanks to everyone who came along! It's continuing through until around 7pm tonight. Well done to Alan Birch for all the organising!