After studying different pottery designs I supported some young artists to create their own.
We collected a selection of leaves and flowers.
These were arranged in many different ways until the artists were satisfied with their design.
The natural design was printed.
Every step was photographed and different stages in the process were printed.
The prints became teacups with the help of the wonderful Red Ted Art teacup printable.
These fabulous cups adorned a rather wonderful garden tea party.
We visited Copenhagen some time ago. It was an inspirational trip. The architecture was stunning, even the street furniture blew me away. Stars on drain covers – quite beautiful.
On the Marble Church we spotted cows carved into the stonework. This image was my inspiration for a Christmas card.
I think it is incredibly important to have an insight of the creative process that realises the product.
- Selected and researched the image
- Sketched ideas, procrastinated.
- Improved the drawing, but didn’t quite finish it
- Traced the design
- Transferred the design to the lino
- Experimented with the lino cutting tool on a scrap
- Cut the lines
- Realised that I had forgotten to add the word ‘jul’
- Carved ‘jul’
- Cut paper
- Moved to another room to set up to print – organised newsprint, gloves, roller, tray, rolling pin (no printing press)
- Selected ink – black (that took a while)
IT WAS A LONG PROCESS – will finish this post later.