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The beginning of July saw a wonderful days workshop at the  Vallum in NorthumberlandVallum 24 July 2013 013

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The press kept rolling in the heat and everyone was able to make  a printed book mark to take home from natural flora . A great experience for children and adults. I look forward to seeing  people again to develop their printing skills!

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More workshops are planned before Christmas in Corbridge, Northumberland when we will be printing  cards , book covers, tags …….

Unfortunately the advertised workshop in Fife in May had to be cancelled , but if anyone is interested please let me know and I will try and rearrange with the Steeple Arts Centre

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Botanical Prints

Botanical Prints: plants are a  central theme in my work,  their structures have influenced many pieces of my work and now they are literally becoming my ‘plates’ to work from.

To date I have pressed and printed from Ferns, Teasels, Fennel and  Ivy.

Each of these plants creates a very distinctive print all of which are available as prints and greetings cards.

Prices  6 x 6″ cards £3.50,  5 x 5″  &  4 x 6″ cards £2.50, Tags £1 each

Postage 1-5 cards £1.50,  5-10 cards £2.50

Payment Paypal preferred, postal orders and cheques accepted. Email for quote & details julia_barton@btinternet.com

Bespoke prints and cards can be commissioned for special occasions  using significant plants to the recipient/sender.

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Askew prints is an exciting new venture I am in the process of setting up  to show the paper & print works I am creating, all of which are for sale . So if you see anything you like just email me julia_barton@btinternet.com

Most of my time  as an artist is  spent making sculptures & installations    www.julia-barton.co.uk  on the streets, in theatres, parks and gardens, so  its wonderful to take time to play in the studio on a smaller scale.  Having always loved mono-printing  from objects and pressed flowers I invested in a roller press to enable me to make relief prints.

The results I am now achieving a year later are so exciting.

printed wire copy

Fascinated by  line and texture I began by printing a series of wire drawings, gradually understanding the pressure required for different  thicknesses of materials the  effects achieved are beautifully embossed. Take a look 

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Texture and surface detail are an essential element of  my work which I am now translating into print. The results of which I am compiling into sample books.