Little Bit of Linoprint

A few days away have given me a bit of head-space and time to do a bit more experimentation- this time to have a go with a technique I last grappled with about 10 years ago- lino-printing. I really like this technique and, having dipped my toe back into using it again I can’t imagine why I haven’t done it sooner. I like its immediacy, accessibility and, most of all, the high-contrast, linear nature of the work you can do with it.


So my plan was to follow some exercises to get a feeling for what the different lino-cutting tools could do and to play around with the types of papers and backgrounds- watecolour, tissue, newsprint etc. Very enjoyable and exciting to me as to where it will lead.


Lino print play


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Conwy Castle Talk


Linda Norris and I are giving a talk about the Conwy Castle windows next Tuesday, 29th May, at the Swansea School of Glass. There is a small charge of £1.50 which will be donated to this year’s graduating students show fund.

The  45 minute talk will be starting at 2pm in the Round Room in the Alexandra Road Campus of Swansea Metropolitan University. No need to book, just turn up.

(The BA Glass Degree Show will be opening at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Saturday 2nd June.)

Website building….slow, slow and slower

So,  I’ve spent the last few hours uploading images in my ongoing efforts to get my

website populated with some details of projects I’ve done. It’s getting easier as I get a bit

more used to the ‘controls’- (is this the digital equivelant of learning to ride a bike?) 

 So now, in an appropriately childish show-offy kind of way, I shall attempt to end this post

with an image that links to a page I have just set up……ooeer, is that a speed wobble?