Greetings grapple fans! We've calmed down a bit this month; raspberry jam & War of the Worlds has been cast aside for Leonard Cohen & a bamboo mat on Ernie's side of the studio. And.... breeeeeeathe... 

We have two new prints available & the lino workshops are back in action...

The printing process is such a delightful & satisfying journey so we'd like to share a few pictures of the making process with you along with the finished posters....

 

 Laser cut images, honeycomb text & wood type. A2 size.

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NEW ONE DAY LINO CUTTING WORKSHOPS

DATES: 5th & 26th July. 

This one day course will give you the chance to explore the wonderful world of lino cutting & print making. Bring your ideas for a lino cut, take proofs, mix colours & make a small edition on the mighty Vandercook press. 
With plenty of tea and cake & lots of technical help you’ll go home with a set of unique letterpress prints and a strong sense of satisfaction.
This is the ideal gift for anyone with a love of old school technology, printmaking and cake.
£65. 10am-5pm, materials & refreshments included. Maximum of 4 people per workshop (over 18's only)

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OTHER NEWS:
A few pictures from last week's lino cutting workshop at Ditching, printing in the sunshine with a garden roller...

 

I will be running a wood engraving & letterpress weekend with Jude Clynick on 18th & 19th July at Ditchling Museum. Book here.

WHAT NEWS FROM THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST? 

Whilst Ernie has been lounging on the sofa with his friend Finn, contemplating the idea that without impermanence, nothing is possible... I have been roughing it in the aisles of Ikea. It is indeed true that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but I think it was Beyoncé's cleaning lady that added - of course, that first step is so much easier when there's meatballs & a small pot of lingonberry sauce waiting for you at the end of it.

A final word of advice... never tell a lurcher about vegan meatballs.

It can get ugly.

February newsletter

February 27, 2015

East Sussex   Hastings  

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

Greetings grapple fans! This month's offerings have been thoroughly desaturated for your viewing pleasure.....

Insert Fifty Shades of Grey joke here... blehh! In the winter months we prefer our gratuitous sexuality strictly in black & white, thank you. We've recently spent rather a lot of our sofa minutes viewing the 1965 exploitation cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! We were so taken by the trailer that we ran to the studio one morning last week & this happened: a whopping 33 inches of printed Pussycat... ok, close your mouths size queens.


 If you like it big, this belongs in your house! More Pussycat related items will follow as the mood takes us later in the year.

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SKETCHBOOKS
Ernie has been promoted to head technician on the laser cutter & is launching a new range of engraved artist sketchbooks; here's his first self portrait...

A5 hardback concertina sketchbook with laser engraved hard case.

Calling all deviants.... Next up we have travel journal style sketchbooks with laser engraved text; choose from our words or, for a little extra, you can pimp your own... various sizes available.

Ernie was particularly pleased with himself when he thought of art bandit one night in the bath. 
It really is a dog's life.

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ONE DAY LETTERPRESS WORKSHOPS
Do you wake up on Saturday mornings suffering from a severe case of not being Beyoncé? Fear not, lovely people, we have the perfect antidote...

Come to sunny Hastings; set type, take proofs, mix colours, print a limited edition on the mighty vandercook press & go home with ink on your face, laughing at yourself... Beyoncé Who???
Dates for March & April are up on the website.

Until next time :)