Friday, 16 November 2012

The Hepworth Wakefield

I've been a little secretive recently, about a new commission that I've been working on. It is one I'm rather excited about, and pretty chuffed to have been asked to do. If anyone has noticed that I've rather resembled a mole of late, then this is why. It has been keeping me very busy!

The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield asked me to produce a linocut of the gallery, and I was very glad to oblige. It is a pretty amazing building, both outside and in (it houses a stellar collection of modern art), so I was more than a little nervous!

However, once I'd got started, it was a lot of fun. The print is a hand-pressed two-colour linocut, measures 21x30cm, and is on 42x58cm paper. It will be available to buy from the gallery and their online shop from December (price tbc).

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Yes! Its my first ever competition, and I have two 'King Of The Donkeys' mugs to give away!

These are super-limited, only these two exist. To win one, I'd like you to tell me how the donkey in 'Red/blue donkey regrets the adventure' got down from the mountain. The best and most creative entries will win! You have until 20th November to come up with something, either by email (to or via my printworks facebook page...

Friday, 2 November 2012

November and December-age...

Most people can't believe it is November again. I'm one of them. Plenty of good things going on. I have a bundle of events that I'm taking part in, and a few new things to show you too.


Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th November 2012 - The Art Market, Holmfirth - It is the 10th Art Market, so for the occasion they are opening it up for the evening of the Saturday (8-10pm), as well as from 10am-4pm on the Sunday.

Sunday 25th November 2012 - Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fair, 10am-3pm. Farmers Market, Craft Fair, music, and festive food and drinks.

Saturday 1st / Sunday 2nd December 2012 - Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market, Sheffield - The legendary Christmas market, with added costumes! 10am-5pm

Saturday 8th December 2012 - Snowy's Polar Fayre, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield. A new venture for the museum, featuring a good range of contemporary craft from the region.

Saturday 15th December 2012 - Designer/Makers Fair, Spitalfield Markets, London. A very exciting market, with makers from all over the UK!

I might also have one or two extra events, but I'll put them on my facebook page is they happen.

New stuff!
I have a new version of my 'Deinonychus!' linocut, now available as a poster-print. It will soon be up on my folksy shop, and also available at fairs and markets:

Oh, and I have a couple of new card-designs too, being 'Otto' and '10 Donkeys'. The latter is about as seasonal as I get!