My name is Sunbul Akhtar and I run Night Press from my bedroom studio. I work in publishing during the week, ordinarily cooped in an office on the 41st floor of a building in London, and I love my job. I sometimes wish I was born half a century earlier to experience what publishing was … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Sunbul Akhtar"
Print maker and illustrator Tom Frost graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001 returning to his hometown of Bristol to work as an illustrator for a number of years. He now divides his time between print making, restoring his tired Georgian house in rural Wales and raising a young family. In recent years he … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Tom Frost"
My name is Yasmine, founder of Yasmine Charlotte. I create block prints and printed goods, inspired by nature, human forms and daily life. Describe your printmaking process. Depending on what I am working on, I would either sketch straight onto the lino first in pencil, and then in a thicker black pen. How and where … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Yasmine Charlotte"
Using a simple square block can create a myriad of possibilities of pattern. We have used Speedy Carve and Versafine inks for this project. Cut a square from the Speedy Carve using a scalpel. Draw a quarter circle curve on the block using a pencil. Above the curve draw some simple lines fanning from the … Continue reading "The Endless Possiblities of a Square Block Repeat"
I was born in London and my parents are from Trinidad and Tobago. I have always been creative: I listened to a lot of Jazz, Soul and Reggae music growing up, and later in my life I had the great opportunity of going to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study Jazz. I … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Sandra King"
The Handprinted Christmas Makers’ Market is back! We have an amazing group of local printmakers, artists and makers selling their handmade wares. Friday 29th November is Indie Friday! This is the perfect opportunity to support local, independent creatives and businesses with your Christmas gifts this year. Please join us! Friday 29th November (Indie Friday) 18:00 … Continue reading "Meet the Makers: Handprinted Christmas Makers’ Market!"