The beginning of July saw a wonderful days workshop at the Vallum in Northumberland
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.