Saturday, 17 March 2018

My bronze dancer in the Tom Paine Press & Gallery

I modelled this dancer in wax, and cast her in bronze using the lost-wax process. She's carrying a found object. The Tom Paine Press also acts as a studio when I'm not doing letterpress printing.

A long view of the same corner.

Monday, 12 March 2018

some letterpress posters at Tom Paine Press

Examples of letterpress posters I have designed, typeset and printed on the Common Press (18th-century-style wooden press):

2018, Oxford Fine Press Fair & Ellis Martin

Well, now it's 2018 and I've finally got back into my blog. I'm doing the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair towards the end of March. This is at the Kassam Stadium, on the southern outskirts of Oxford. I'm still running the Tom Paine Printing Press in Lewes. See the blog under that name. Plan for this year is to do more painting. The last few years I've been focussing on writing books about maps and on printing. Last year I did a very useful stone lithography course at the London Print Centre, which was a great refresher as the last time I did any stone litho (as opposed to zinc plate) was on my foundation course at Croydon in 1969.

Here's a fascinating bit of artwork by Ellis Martin which I acquired a few years ago - the design for a memorial window at the Ordnance Survey at Southampton.