Experimental Screen Print Design

well-street-studio6I have always loved print making. As well as doing screen printing at art college I also did a printmaking course in St Ives – which I had to be physically removed from – I wanted to stay forever! Totally awesome!

I first knew I wanted to be an artist when aged 7 I made a lino cut of a ladybird – it took me weeks and many chopped up fingers (yes, seven year olds were allowed lino cutters – no health and safety madness, just proper tools to learn a proper craft from – don’t get me started!)

well-street-studio1Print has always fascinated me. All of my work involves print making of some type or other. Even getting business cards back from the printers gives me a thrill of excitement! I know I really should get out more!

well-street-studio2I recently met up with Stamford Creations. Tony from Stamford Creations works with a simple set up producing screen prints on t-shirts and and bags. He loved my work so set about seeing if he could produce some art based screen prints from 2 of my designs.

well-street-studio3We had a great time. I always tend to get over excited when presented with magenta coloured ink! I know I should know better but there you go! I actually loved taking the photographs as much as learning about the process.

My next set of designs are going to be much more focussed – I can see the designs in a different light now they have been printed differently. A fascinating process.

well-street-studio5I’ll be back for more magenta ink! Hopefully with my camera too.well-street-studio4

I’d love to do a post on any other Rutland artist/makers/craft people out there. The process was fascinating to photograph and document! Let me know if you’d be interested.

Stamford Creations can be found at www.stamfordcreations.com

Sarah Hatherill

Well Street is run by me - designer Sarah Hatherill. I have worked for many years as a freelance designer as well as being employed as a creative director and marketing manager but am now self-employed and trading as Well Street Studio. I work alongside marketing teams, social media experts, manufacturers & printers to provide content and creativity to local businesses.

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