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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!

New Work! Yay!

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The research…

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Drawing on the smoked copper plates…

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One of the completed drawings on the plate, and painted with stop out to prevent foul biting

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After being in the acid, and the ground wiped off…

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First proof of the plate, (the plate being 5 x 6 cm).

as you might have gathered from above, Bumblebees are my subject for this series of plates!

Final Print Images

These are the three final prints I put up in the  my degree show

( well versions of them, they vary slightly),

these are just printed cleanly without too much added.

 I shall upload images of the slightly different versions, and hopefully with links to my etsy shop where you can purchase your very own copy!  Soooon!

Carved Upwards

Carved Upwards detail

Carved Upwards and detail

Leaning Down

Leaning Down detail

Leaning Down and detail

Oriental Plane

Oriental Plane detail

Oriental Plane and detail

Sneak peek of my work up in UWE degree show..

Degree show

So three years of Thursdays are soon at an end, culminating in the Degree Show!

Here are my three pieces up  on the wall, if you find yourself in Bristol from the 7th of June to the  12th   do come have a look the  Show !

I Shall post more photos later …

 

Ongoing Etches

Copper plate in process, #2

Detail of proof of #2 plate

 

This is a detail of one of three (soon to be four) large copper plates ( about A2 size) that I am working on at the moment, and the first proof of it after  etching  to add more lines. they are going well if slowly!

I have tried to exaggerate the perspectives of the trees to emphasise  some of the extraordinary shapes  they make, and have been using a new process for me, sugar lift then spit biting.

'Summer Time'

Here is the completed print from the previous post, of the butterflies.
Called ‘Summer time’ as their little bodies are the remains and reminders of summertime, much too fragile for the winter !