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  • Meet the Maker: Jody O’Reilly

    Meet the Maker: Jody O’Reilly

    My name is Jody O’Reilly, I live on the edge of the Cotswolds in the Evenlode Valley in Oxfordshire, close to where I grew up. The small town we now live in has lots going on including a busy and active art society; we love where we live. I have two children and a husband …
  • Meet the Maker: Jeremy Williams

    Meet the Maker: Jeremy Williams

    I am a part-time weekend printmaker. During the week I like to spend my time packing and posting out printing supplies to printmakers around the country! My main printing love is li...

  • Meet the Maker: Mandeep Dhadialla

    Meet the Maker: Mandeep Dhadialla

    I am an artist printmaker producing original botanical relief prints. I predominantly create reduction linocuts made by carving my drawings on traditional lino and Japanese vinyl cutting surfaces using specialist carving tools, inking with oil-based printmaking inks and printing by hand or with an etching press. Since May 2018 to date, I have been working …
  • Meet the Maker – Sarah Price

    Meet the Maker – Sarah Price

    I am a GP and mum-of-two, living in east London – with a side-hustle in printmaking. I’m self-taught and have dabbled in etching, monotype and collagraph but am currently working in linocut. Describe your printmaking process. I usually sketch out ideas and then either draw directly onto the lino with a sharpie or transfer to …
  • Meet the Maker: Alice Spotorno

    Meet the Maker: Alice Spotorno

    My name is Alice, and I am half Italian / half British. Although I grew up in Italy, I’ve been living mostly in the UK since I went to university in 2013. Printmaking for me is just a hobby at this stage, but I do hope one day I can make it into something more, …
  • Meet the Maker: Bryan Angus

    Meet the Maker: Bryan Angus

    My name is Bryan Angus, a visual artist specialising in lino printing. Originally from Aberdeen, I’ve travelled about the country a bit and now live in Banff, close to where my family roots are. I trained in painting in the late 70s in Aberdeen but spent most of my working life not making art. I …
  • Meet the Maker: Anna Hermsdorf

    Meet the Maker: Anna Hermsdorf

    Hey, my name is Anna, I am 34 years old and from Germany. I started linocut printing in 2018 but my first printing experience was during my product design studies at University. I love bold and colourful…
  • Meet the Maker: Sarah Frost

    Meet the Maker: Sarah Frost

    When I start a new design, I usually draw straight onto the lino and create the image as I go along. Recently though I have been planning out my prints using Corel Clip Studio on my laptop. It has helped me have a clearer idea of how . . .
  • Meet the Maker: Susan Davies

    Meet the Maker: Susan Davies

    Hello, my name is Susan and I’m a printmaker/illustrator living in West Sussex with my Italian husband and little boy. I moved back to the UK 6 years ago after living abroad in Rome and Barcelona for 20 years. Describe your printmaking process. I work mainly in collagraph and intaglio. I also like to combine …
  • Meet the Maker: Martin Truefitt-Baker

    Meet the Maker: Martin Truefitt-Baker

    Martin Truefitt-Baker is a fine art printmaker and painter living in the Brecon Beacons national park, South Wales, UK. His linocuts use a reduction method, using a single piece of lino. This is progressively cutaway and overprinted onto paper several times, in a succession of tones, to build up the final image. The prints are …
  • Meet the Maker: Sarah Cemmick

    Meet the Maker: Sarah Cemmick

    I’m Sarah Cemmick, a linocut printmaker based in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. I have been printmaking for over twenty-five years (give or take a couple of children mid-way through) having graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in environ...
  • Meet the Maker: Sofia Salazar

    Meet the Maker: Sofia Salazar

    Hi! my name is Sofia Salazar. I’m a textile designer from Argentina, and I’ve been living in Norwich for the past 8 years. I come from a family of makers and in my practice, I try to explore and experiment with almost every …
  • Meet the Maker: Haychley at Stellabox

    Meet the Maker: Haychley at Stellabox

    Hello, I’m Haychley and I’m a linocut printmaker based in Norwich, Norfolk. I’m a full-time printmaker and I work from my little home studio that often features my...
  • Meet the Maker: Katie Cheng

    Meet the Maker: Katie Cheng

    Hi, I’m Katie, also known as Sotibab. I’m an Architect and printmaker currently based in Bristol, UK. My husband and I moved back to the UK 7 months ago after living in Hong Kong for 9 years. My background in Architecture has allowed me to explore other creative mediums, which happens to be printmaking! I’ve …
  • Meet the Maker – Gareth Barnes

    Meet the Maker – Gareth Barnes

    Heya, I’m Gareth, an amateur printmaker currently living in Leeds with a 6-year-old Whippet called Lola.  The majority of my time is spent working at a high school supporting blind students, but outside of that I’m busily working on, or thinking about the next print project. I studied design and illustration at university in my …
  • Meet the Maker: Buff and Blue Prints

    Meet the Maker: Buff and Blue Prints

    My name is Hayley Anderson and I am a printmaker and artist from Lossiemouth in the North East of Scotland working under the name Buff and Blue Prints. Describe your printmaking process. I mainly work in linocuts and really enjoy the whole preparation process of the medium.  My inspiration usually comes from a single image …
  • Meet the Maker: Moatzart

    Meet the Maker: Moatzart

    Describe your printmaking process. My printmaking process is quite straightforward. I start by sketching out a composition straight on the lino. I sketch this out mainly to see where everything goes, but I don’t do this in a lot of detail regarding how every element or character will look. I then start carving, and that’s …
  • Meet the Maker: Harriet Popham

    Meet the Maker: Harriet Popham

    Describe your printmaking process. I create cheerful illustrative lino prints that often celebrate places or moments in time. In the last year, I’ve been exploring vessel silhouettes and placing all of the detail inside those shapes. I contrast this using a pop of colour in the form of a bold botanical element. How and where …
  • Meet the Maker: Olu Oke

    Meet the Maker: Olu Oke

    Hello! My name is Olu. I’m an illustrator, printmaker and skills-based tutor. I use a variety of printmaking techniques including Screen-Printing, Photopolymer Etching, and Gocco.  My favourite processes are lino cutting and letterpress.  I own far too many printing presses, machines and books… although can you ever really have too many of those things? Describe …
  • Meet the Maker: Clare Morgan

    Meet the Maker: Clare Morgan

    Hi, my name is Clare, a printmaker and teacher based in Derby. I am a compulsive creator, obsessed with the process of printmaking. I have used many different techniques over the year’s, but the figure always seems to be a constant subject matter in my work. I love to create empowering figurative artworks that encourage …