Tuesday 28 February 2017

31st UWE Annual Miniature Print Exhibition

I was invited to take part in the 31st Annual Miniature Print Exhibition at Bristol's Arnolfini.
Its organised by the brilliant Sarah Bodman; bookartist and course leader for MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England. 

Here are a few examples. 

And this is the print I exhibited. 

Sunday 26 February 2017

Rubber Stamp Workshops - Spring/Summer

Since my last post, I've been organising and preparing with several institutions a number of Rubber Stamp Workshops for the spring and summer months. 

First up, Rubber Stamp Artistamps at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Saturday, 10 June; 10:30 – 16:30

Explore the possibilities of rubber stamping techniques in this one day workshop led by Stephen Fowler. Taking inspiration from the V&A collections, students will learn how to carve and print their own rubber stamps to be used to create an edition of artist postage stamp sheets to share and take away.
Suitable for beginners, all materials provided


Next: the Idler Academy,  
Sunday 18th June
The Idler Academy at Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU
1:30pm – 6pm

Over the course of this one-day workshop, you will realise the creative potential of D.I.Y rubber stamp printing. You will be taught how to carve rubber stamps from erasers, make single colour and multi-colour stamp prints, and to bind a limited editioned pamphlet book to house the group’s stamp impressions, as a keepsake for the day. All materials will be provided, and the price includes a Hendrick’s gin & tonic at the end of the session. We are offering a special Father’s Day gift discount: buy two tickets for only £100 (instead of £150) and invite your father, or someone special, along to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon creating your own rubber stamping pamphlet. 
Just call 0203 176 7907 or email mail@idler.co.uk to take advantage of this offer.

And finally;

University of the West of England, Bristol.
Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th August 2017 at the Bower Ashton Studios, UWE Bristol, UK BS3 2JT. £200/£160
All materials, teas/coffees and lunch are included in the price

Another chance to catch my Artistamp Workshop, this is a more extensive workshop spread over 3 days. 

Artiststamps, or artists’ stamps, are closely associated with mail art; they reflect its spirit of marrying art and the everyday. Stamps signify payment, and mail artists test and tease the postal system with their playful appropriation of this official form of evidence.

Create an array of stamps during this workshop by learning how to carve rubber stamps from erasers and a number of DIY perforation techniques. 

The famous CFPR perforating machine will be available to use and Stephen will teach you how to create single and multiple-coloured stamp impressions, and mask and position rubber stamps accurately.You will be encouraged to send your results through the post to a national and international networks of mail artists.