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Postcard Print Challenge

York Printmakers normally meet in the pub once a month where we chat about our work and share ideas. Having moved our get-togethers online, by Autumn many of us were finding that it was difficult to find the motivation to produce prints when there was so much anxiety about the future. Exhibitions and fairs had […]

Potential of Pattern

“York Printmakers member Russell Hughes has a series of prints included in the ‘Potential of Pattern’ exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds. The exhibition runs until 15 November. The exhibition explores pattern through the diverse work of artists and makers working in ceramic, textile, sculpture, drawing, painting, and print. https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/event/the-potential-of-pattern/ “Pattern: the underlying arrangement used to […]

The complexities of collage

I often find myself drawn to collage, but I admit to thinking they were an easy option – after all, how hard can it be to stick pieces of paper together to create a new image? The answer – much harder than I thought ! During lockdown I couldn’t always find the energy and motivation […]

Salty Cyanotypes

Last month Harriette and Lucie met to experiment with cyanotypes in the garden (socially distanced, of course). Having never produced real cyanotypes before, Lucie walked me through the stages. Lucie, in turn, learnt to cyanotype a few years ago from York artist Alun Kirby having discovered the technique in the form of architectural plan blueprints. […]