Thursday, 13 June 2013

Week 6: Falmouth to Plymouth 'In the Studio'

It has been a busy time in the studio, with Totnes & Dartington Open Studios at the end of May and an exhibition starting in the National Trust Gallery at Cotehele in Cornwall (see below). 

I am still enjoying the process of plate making and editioning, even on such a large scale.  I am finding new ways of using carborundum and collagraph in conjunction with the drypoints. The materials chosen for each plate are determined by the subject and how it should be expressed, this leads to me finding new methods which in turn maintains my interest.

right - Day 31 "Hawthorn in Bloom at Nare Point"
below - Day 34 "Wild Garlic at Gerrans Bay"


The exhibition at Cotehele is on until late July - for further details click on this link

I am a member of Press Gang, a group of printmakers who work together in Salcombe. The Press Gang annual exhibition is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from 2 - 14 July, more details here.

Finally, there is a printmaking exhibition called "The Working Landscape" at the Birdwood Gallery in Totnes from 17 - 22 June. More details here.

On the left are some of my plates under production.

Week 7 Itinerary
Fri 14th      Plymouth to Noss Mayo
Sat 15th     Noss Mayo to Wonwell
Sun 16th    Wonwell to Hope Cove
Mon 17th    Hope Cove to Salcombe
Tue 18th    Salcombe to Beesands
Wed 19th   Beesands to Dartmouth
Thu 20th   Dartmouth to Brixham

I must stress that the itinerary is only a plan, and is therefore subject to change - usually due to inclement weather.  

If you wish to join us for part of the walk, or just meet us at a particular place then e-mail me at: so that we can make arrangements.

We have a few tidal issues this week - fording the River Erme at Wonwell on Saturday afternoon should be OK, but there is no ferry across the Avon from Bigbury to Bantham on Sunday. If anyone happens to be on the Avon estuary with a boat around Sunday lunchtime please get in touch!

Thanks in advance to all the lovely people who are giving us places to stay this week - six nights without the tent will be bliss!

1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying your log, and especially savouring your comments about the inventive printmaking. You are fuelling my desires to explore drypoint and carborundum further - but I have a pile of stitching to do, so I shall just shore up ideas for printmaking in the autumn. I hope that you are going to have an exhibition of the second leg prints at Bovey Tracey again once you are done.
    Meantime good luck with it all - the weather especially!