Printvend at The Bookhive, Norwich

Untitled-16The other week I had a great time at The Bookhive in Norwich, where Illustrator Richard Horne (elhorno) has installed his Print Vend machine! The vending machine is full of original prints and is loads of fun to use! If you are in Norwich go and have a go! (Plus there are tonnes of brilliant books in store!)

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Eric Gill at Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

Untitled-1Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not only did it have a great exhibition, it had some lovely books for sale too! I was able to get a copy of the Eric Gill catalogue, ‘Ravilious Wood Engravings’ and ‘An Alphabet of London’ by Christopher Brown! There are also many other prints available to purchase by a variety of artists.

If you are in or planning to visit London it is well worth a visit. The Eric Gill exhibition runs until 10th April 2015.

Click here to see the Eric Gill catalogue

UK Printmakers Community on Google+

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A little while after creating my profile on Google+ I started searching for communities to join to promote my artwork and noticed the lack of a UK based community for printmakers, so I decided to set one up. My hope is that printmakers based in the UK could use the community for discussing printmaking techniques, equipment, books, studios, favourite printmakers and exhibitions. I would also encourage printmakers to share pictures of their work, a link to their professional website, details about printmaking workshops, publications and any exhibitions they are involved in. It is still in the early stages but I hope to build up the community. If you are a printmaker based in the UK (or you know of one) using or interested in using Google+ it would be much appreciated if you would consider joining the community.

To find the community click this link or go to the Google+ site and search for UK Printmakers