Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.

2019 07 22 Image of the week

Francois Cloutier Through a couple of likes on my blog I was led to the WordPress blog of Francois Cloutier where I was introduced to some innovative dimensional art.  The riot of colour, the layering, the (mostly) geometric patterning and … Continue reading

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Experimental Etching with Tony Ameneiro: Prints 1

Print series 1 Source material as inspiration: I chose this picture of bone calcification and zoomed into the detail. Drawing the design: After several small sketches I redrew my design to full size. Transferring the image: A zinc sheet was … Continue reading

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Experimental Etching with Tony Ameneiro: Source material

Several days printing, in a residential retreat, with tutor Tony Ameneiro and 9 other keen printmakers was a great way to spend last week, and super stimulating. Having no idea what his take on etching was and what materials we … Continue reading

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Monoprinting from nature: progressive printing

This is not something I’ve done much of in the past as I lean more towards ‘manufactured’ shapes and abstract designs but as I’ve been saving and drying some plant material it seemed like a good opportunity to put them … Continue reading

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Printing: A small aside

It’s never too late to complete a project.  You just have to become a hoarder and never discard anything. Some considerable time ago, using the back-drawing monoprinting technique, I produced some small pieces which I went on to embellish with … Continue reading

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2019 07 16: Image of the week

Whilst scrolling through the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation website I came across this wonderful photograph of Lucienne with her wildly successful fabric Calyx. Calyx, Luciennne’s breakthrough furnishing textile for Heal’s, was specially created to complement the forward-looking style of … Continue reading

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2019 07 01 Image of the week

Tony Ameneiro, Escarpment Night; pen, ink, watercolour, 1997 As a big fan of Tony Ameneiro I’m looking forward to a 5 day immersive etching workshop with him next week.  Today seemed like the right time to re-familiarize myself with his … Continue reading

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