Friday, 18 January 2013


So as I mentioned in my last blog post, things have changed in my working life.  As a result, some of my teaching in the studio has had to be reduced, so that I can get on a bit more practising at being an artist/designer/maker.

You can still find out about my teaching and I will still run some workshops, but the dates will be limited.  The good news is I have a few places available on my Print, fold, stitch, bind course –  on the 9th March so get in touch if you would like to book a place and see my page on Teaching and Workshops for more info.

In the meantime, the one day I do have in the studio is being productive, lots of train travel gives me the luxury of thinking time, and I have got lots of ideas that are developing...

The collecting of marks continues to evolve, with the making of some of my own drawing tools and finding new ways to gather and store the drawn developments

My printed wooden blocks continue to evolve

with new shapes and images on the horizon.

My love for multiples, collecting, drawing and finding is still there, but I am having to pace myself and learn to be patient
 Most of all I need to start compiling more realistic to do lists - todays had 18 things on it - I got 4  done!

Thursday, 17 January 2013


A lot of things have changed over the last year. New jobs, new roles, a lot more teaching at University and so things have also had to change at the studio.  In order to concentrate some of my time on my own work I am running very limited workshops at the studio. So I will be making some amendments to the blog and website over the coming weeks. A day in the studio tomorrow to show you some of the projects I have been developing. pics to follow...

Monday, 7 January 2013

Happy New Year and New Beginnings

So its been a while because I have been teaching five days a week at 2 different universities which doesn't leave much room for my own work. New Year is a new start - teaching at Staffordshire University 4 days, getting to grips with my new role (Award Leader!) and then one day for myself in my lovely studio.  Lots of ideas that have been bubbling away in my mind are just waiting for Friday - a whole day in the studio - some planning and lists will be needed I think. For now its on with the teaching of my lovely students.....