Friday, 28 June 2013


Some of my framed papercuts are now on sale in Blaze on Colston Street in Bristol. If you get a chance to pop in do because they've got loads of really nice art work in there.



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Fischer King series


Drifting too far from the Shore, Papercut

Some photos of the Fischer King series, framed and hanging in my MA degree show. The series is a combination of handmade papercuts and reduction woodcuts. I made a set of each of the images in each process and picked a combination for the show. To see the complete series have a look at my flickr account. 

Torn & Frayed, papercut


Gaol Ferry Driftwood, woodcut

All my work is low tech and fairly labour intensive. The images all begin as drawings, some elements from life some from imagination. Usually once i have an image i'm happy with i will then make it as a papercut. This involves cutting freehand into the paper without marking the surface first. For this series my papercuts have a monoprinted grey background. The act of papercutting allows me to take the sketch process into a visual form visually reminiscent of relief printing. My woodcuts are reduction cuts on found wood, and can include between 6-10 layers of ink. I also hand burnish my prints with a baren or wooden spoon.




The Fischer King series in the UWE degree show. June '13

Saturday, 15 June 2013

A selection of some of my favourites from the UWE Degree show last week

Andy Kinear, MA Print

Catherine Ade, MA Print

Charlotte Hall, MA Print

Harriet Rees, BA Drawing & Applied Arts

Helen Green, BA Drawing & Applied Arts

Holly Brown, BA Drawing & Applied Arts

Isla Molleson, BA Photography

Joanna Claire Mitchell, BA animation

Julie McCalden, MA Fine Art

Penny Moorcraft, MA Print

Rebecca Hudson, BA Photography

Remco Kingmans, BA Animation

Simon Khoo, BA Illustration

Verity Millest, BA Drawing & Applied art

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ai Weiwei's time magazine cover


Ai Weiwei talks about his papercut cover of time magazine. I assume the image in the centre is papercut and the text and background has been added digitally.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

A little Degree show preview...



Flying high in the realms of procrastination- putting off my written work. Here is a little preview of my contribution to the MA multi-disciplinary printmaking degree show next week. I'm going to be showing three hand papercuts and two  hand burnished woodcuts from my Fischer King series. Once the shows over i'll upload some better images!

The degree show opens next Friday evening- 7th June and runs until Thurs 13th at the UWE Bower Ashton campus in Bristol. It's all hung now and it looks great, so come along i you can. 



This is a link to UWEs fairly dull information page..