This post is a little overdue. I did this course last year, it got lost in my drafts somehow.
This was a one week course at UWE Bristol led by Tom Sowden and the Lovely Angie Butler. Thoroughly enjoyable and I was able to make some work with ideas that had been floating around my head.
Specifically a line from an Emily Dickinson poem "the absence of the witch does not invalidate the spell".
Tom & Angie were excellent tutors and very knowledgable. For example when I had this weird grey line coming out on prints from the Vandercook press Tom was able to tell me this was from my Claddagh Ring! As I held the paper and rolled the press it was making the mark.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to do any letterpress since, I am tempted to get an Adana but have absolutely no room in my teeny abode - one day :-)
Wooden Type on the press
Finished print - spot the mistake!
Cheltenham Bold Metal Type, Vandercook Press
Finished Print. Recognise the image?
Labels: Print, Printmaking, Stuff I Love