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GPCo-op International Print Exchange

“Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative was founded in 2005. It is the only printmaking facility of its kind in Gloucestershire and has extensive printmaking facilities at the studios at Giffin Mill, Stroud.Here are images from one of its many opportunities, the International Print Exchange, 2016,  with the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York.”

David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )

David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )

Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )

Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )

 

Fish and Chips’, Screenprint by Sophy Thomas (GPCoop)

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‘Musco viridi tinea’ by Cath Bloomfield

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‘Geranium Pratense’ drypoint by Alison Sloggett

Here are some of the prints from both sides of the ocean that took part in an exchange this year , the prints were shown in cirencester in march , and the prints from the gloucestershire will be shown in manhattan in June, sadly though cant quite afford to pop over the atlantic to atttend the private view!

A great range of prints , you can see more at the tumblr site i have set up here!

Oops! February, March and Aprils Sketch a Day, best bits…

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This was a bit of a cheat , i had missed loads of days so i divided up my page and did loads of little sketches of british birds, cus I love em!

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It was Shakespeares 400th anniversary of his birth the other day , and i was watching the RSC programme on the bbc , they had extracts from shakespear , opera and dance which these very loose sketches was my attempt to capture  a dance between othello and desdemona, big heavy marks for othello and more fluid delicate marks for desdemona.

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Alchemy Exhibtion

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James Ferguson ,’Insight 1′, Etching

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Beth Jenkins, woodcut. Fran Christian, letterpress and collograph.

Wendy Rhodes, Etching and aquatint

 

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Here are some pictures from the Alchemy exhibition in Stroud that a piece of mine was in this April.

Members of the printmaking co-op I am part of, hung a lovely show with an eclectic mix of work from some talented printmakers .

any questions please ask!

Some MA Print Artists…2

 

 

 

 

Karen Murrell

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Laser cut Designs  (above)
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P1120008Karen was inspired by patterns throughout history and across all countries making enamelled samples inspired by all these patterns,  she also made beautiful enamelled copper bowls

you can find her work on Etsy at Cider Mill Design !

 

Some Other MA Print Artists…

Claire Cohen  '8 minutes'

I will add a few posts about some of the other work that was on show in the MA printmaking show, these are by a lady called Claire Cohen

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This was a visually tricksy piece , called ‘8minutes’, made by printing onto layers of perspex, giving it a very good sense of 3D-ness.

It represents the sun , and the title is the time it takes for the light from the sun to reach earth. You just wanted to try and touch it !

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Claire made lovely embossed prints on the wall as well,  her imagery coming from data, like these patterns and designs in the book she made. They were things like, plotting the distance from us to mercury every day , or where the sun is at its highest every day of the year and the orbits of Saturn’s moons. Which she then turned into these wonderful colourful designs.

http://www.clairecohen.org.uk