I 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!)
Print 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!
I 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.
We 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.
I’ll be back for more magenta ink! Hopefully with my camera too.
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