Since I've worked creatively with my partner Luke Sital-Singh on several projects, I was delighted to be featured in one of his recent Slow Makers short films, alongside Nick Hand and Ellen Bills of The Letterpress Collective. In the film Luke and I reflect on the process of working together, and in particular the original print we all collaborated on to celebrate the release of Luke's latest album, Time is a Riddle. I hope you enjoy briefly peering through the window into our working lives...
I can't believe it's August already, where have the last eight months gone!?! This summer has been pretty good to us (it's still not over folks!) but it has flown by and I'm starting to feel a little panicky that it might soon be time for big coats and proper shoes.
Here's a snapshot of what's been inspiring me on Pinterest lately. Regardless of the time of year I lean towards a beachy, summery aesthetic, even if the palette is muted and autumnal (yep I'm in denial)
In a few weeks I'm finally moving into my new studio so I've been searching for ideas to make it a functional and enjoyable space to be in (because genuinely, it's the size of a cupboard) and Pinterest has come up with the goods! Follow my Studio board here :-)
I'm honoured to have a piece of work in the June tech-issue of Glamour Magazine as part of their 'Insta Art' piece. They sent a few Instagram artists and photographers runway accessories and clothing to interpret in their own unique style... I created linocuts of each of my items, four fabulous SS16 statement earrings!
First off I sketched the earrings and traced my drawings before transferring each one onto the lino using that classic method we all learnt at school, rubbing on the back of the drawing with a pencil - the perfect nifty trick for relief printing processes!
Then I got busy cutting, which took several hours to get all the details just right. Once complete, I rolled an even layer of ink on each relief, did a few tests and then printed them all onto a large sheet of paper (I used Somerset Velvet printmaking paper, a longtime favourite of mine).
You can see photos of my process and the results below. And of course, five of the final prints are available in my shop... HERE! Oh and also, read the article for yourself in the latest British Glamour issue :-)
Last month I created a large linocut of a rook for Bristol-based singer songwriter Phil King, to be printed on the inner record sleeve of his latest LP. He asked the wonderful folk at the Letterpress Collective to print the sleeves for his CD and vinyl record and as always, what they've created is total magic. Below are a few photographs of my work in progress, the finished linocut and the final printed sleeve... ta-daaa!