Tag Archives: handmade

New etching – ‘The MG’

26 Apr

I have now completed a larger etching of my Granddad and friends admiring an MG in the 1930s. It is part of the same series of work, but I have experimented further with mark-making in the soft ground and used a mezzotint burnisher to add highlights and reduce the cotton texture in some areas.

I also decided to print in a colour blend, rather that the usual black and white and am really pleased with the effect this has. Colours used were Raw Umber (Lawrence intaglio ink) and Turquoise Lake (Intaglio Printmakers ink).

'The MG' £180 unframed £230 framed

‘The MG’ £195 unframed £230 framed

 

Courses at Print to the People

17 Mar

There are a number of courses now open for bookings at Print to the People, Norwich, over the next few months. With a bigger team of printmaking tutors, we now have more processes for you to try and some of the courses book up really fast so be sure to book now!

We also have an online ‘shop’ on our website where there is more info and images of each course and you can book directly from there… here’s the link!

http://printtothepeople.com/shop

Courses i’m teaching on include lino printing, muliple block printing, collagraph for beginners, drypoint and etching! Spaces still available !!

Wensum Lodge Printmaking Courses: Spring Term

2 Dec

Enrolments are now open for the Spring term at Wensum Lodge (King Street, Norwich!)

After popular demand this term I have sorted an extra course in Lino Printing for Beginners so there is now an option for Monday evenings or Thursday mornings. This course starts off with basic single block printing and then moves on to help you develop skills in reduction printing and multiple block.

Times:

Monday evenings 7-9pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

Thursday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 12th of January

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There is also Printmaking for Beginners on Monday mornings which gives you the opportunity to try 4 different methods including monoprint, lino cut, drypoint and collagraph.

Time:

Monday mornings 10am-12pm for 11 weeks starting on the 9th of January

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For a course that offers more development in the designing and research processes behind different printing methods, there is a Level 1 NCFE certificate in printmaking on Mondays as well. As an accredited course you will be expected to meet the NCFE criteria and build a portfolio of work that demonstrates the development of your ideas and techniques. You will sample various printmaking techniques and work towards a final edition of presentable prints.

This course will run from Monday the 9th of January from 13.30 – 16.30 for 24 weeks. once completed you might be interested in continuing these skills by doing a Level 2 course in September!

If you are interested check out further course info on the link below and also the course fees – which are all subsidised!

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/arts-and-crafts

 

Hand-made etched pendants £25 each

8 Jun

I recently tried my hand at making etched copper pendants!!

( Have a closer look on instagram!! https://www.instagram.com/lwhiteprints/?hl=en )

The copper was kindly cut up and drilled at Men’s Shed, across from Print to the People, I then filed and burnished the edges of each plate, applied a soft ground and played around with different textures to make each pendant different.

They will be available to buy at the Norwich Art Car Boot fair on June the 19th in Trowse http://www.printtothepeople.com/norwich-art-car-boot-2016

OR you can contact me via slippersandhats@hotmail.com

Also available is my new hand printed collagraph bunting! £10!

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I’ve been busy!

20 May

I have been really slack at updating my blog lately, but just wanted to show what I have been doing so far this year, on top of teaching and planning new and exciting things at Print to the People (watch this space! http://printtothepeople.com/home)

I have been working on four new etchings, two of which will be on show at this years Norfolk Show. I am working on two copper etchings that will accompany ‘Aidan’s Studio’, these are of closer studies of his workshop and are a combination of hard and soft ground etching techniques. I’ve also just finished two zinc etchings that are part of a new ongoing series of work based on old photos of family in Ireland in the 1930s.

‘A Grand Day Out’ and ‘A Grand Day Out #2’  are now available to buy:£70 mounted, £90 framed – i’ll put them in my portfolio and will also try to get my Etsy shop going again…

 

Amazing Results!!

24 Mar

I just thought i’d share some of the great prints produced by learners on the ‘Lino Print for Beginners’ and ‘Intaglio for Beginners’ courses at Wensum Lodge, over the last two terms!! It’s been a real pleasure again to work with enthusiastic people and to see how their ideas evolve!

Help spread the word about printmaking with Adult Education by sharing this post!!

Lino Print for Beginners:

 

Intaglio for Beginners:

 

Check out the available courses, now open for enrolment, at Wensum Lodge next term!!!

ALSO PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

https://lwhiteprints.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/printmaking-courses-summer-term-2/

 

lwhiteprints ETSY shop!

8 Sep

I’ve opened up an Etsy Shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lwhiteprints?ref=hdr_shop_menu

As advised by another Etsy user, I will be adding work for sale gradually to try and build up an audience but if you would like to contact me directly about any work in my portfolio please email slippersandhats@hotmail.com!

Thanks!

L