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Jessica

Thank you to everyone who visited our hot hot studio last weekend. And the ones who trekked out to Suffolk for ISBN. That was lovely.

I will be wedded to my studio this summer and knee deep in finishing my post-grad at the drawing school. Will keep you updated on the end of year show. Until soon.

Open Studios: Bow Arts: Paint and Pencils

Picasso’s Woman, Monoprint

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the incredible ISBN festival. It was glorious!

Just a reminder – do join us for Open Studios this Friday 16th 6-9pm and Saturday 17th June 1-5pm.

Studio C1-2, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.

The nearest tube is Bow Road or Bow Church DLR.

Entrance is of course free! Music, BBQ and lots and lots of studios to peruse. More info can be found on the Bow Arts website.

 

Open Studios 2017 – June 16th & 17th

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Woman, pencil on paper, 430 x 300mm

 

Join us for Open Studios

Friday June 16th, 6-9pm & Saturday June 17th, 1-6pm

Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.

I am in studio C1-2.

Nearest tube is Bow Road or Bow Church DLR. More information can be found on the Bow Arts website here.

I will be exhibiting new drawings and prints as well as my new book. Bow Arts do Open Studios very well, with live music, a BBQ and a bar. I look forward to seeing you!

Fertility

 

Two fertility Goddesses to celebrate the springing of Spring.

Two things of note:

Tickets are now on sale for the ISBN Arts and Literary Festival where I shall be exhibiting etchings alongside James Dodds’ gorgeous lino prints (our exhibition is free but there are some cracking talks and walks you can pay for) : www.isbnartsfestival.com

I have some artworks in the upcoming show Are You Interested in Bodies? at The Sentinel Gallery, 1st April – 1st May 2017.

I hope to see you at both.

Art and Words Festival

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Early 20th century pot / vessel made in Sudan, Africa

Join us on the weekend of 10 & 11 June 2017 for the ISBN Arts Festival (ISBN very cleverly stands for ‘In Stoke By Nayland’ where the festival will be held. That’s in Suffolk.) Here is the website which tells you all about it: www.isbnartsfestival.com There will be some superb writers there including Deborah Moggach and Richard Mabey. There will be talks and walks celebrating Constable and Gainsborough. And I will be exhibiting some of my arts.

In regard to the drawing above, according to the curator’s note in the British Museum ‘It is often the case in Africa that only males, or post-menopausal females are allowed to make artistic representations of the human form, on pain of loss of natural fertility.’ The physical state of the potter is very important, pregnant women in particular should not make pots! Women whose fertility cannot be compromised by making images are freed from such restrictions. Very fascinating and very strange. Often the way at the BM.

Make some Mud 2017

Happy New Year!

In August last year I started making a new book. I have just finished it. It is called Sunk Sun and I have published it under a new name: Make Mud Press. Make Mud will be where I can make books how I know, with what I have.

Sunk Sun is an edition of 33 only. Signed and numbered. It has been letterpressed and lino printed and hand bound. It consists of two letterpress poems and four lino prints inside and one lino print on the cover. Each book is very different to the other. The covers are different, the inside paper is different. The printing is different.

By different, I mean, hand-made, hand-printed by me, a woman with hands trying to write, draw, print and bind a book by myself. This book was printed on our (Shed Press) Arab Treadle press, pictured below to the left of our Litho press.

I have learnt a lot and I am excited about continuing to make art books under Make Mud. Books are where I want to bring words and pictures together.

Sunk Sun will be available to purchase next Friday 20th of January from the bookartbookshop in Old Street, London. It will be priced at £50.

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‘Fertility with Her Eyes Shut’ Lino print 

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Contents page: one poem, three prints, one poem, one print

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Limited edition of 33 only

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‘Smoking in the dark’ – Lino print