IMPACT 10

12 students plus tutors from Plymouth College of Art travelled to Santander on the Pont Aven with Brittany Ferries for this exceptional printmaking conference. It was a festival of printmaking in every form imaginable, across 20 venues, with contributors from across the globe. We had been allocated a huge new exhibition / workshop space at […]

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

If you are near Plymouth this autumn look out for the Open Studios event 22-30th September 2018 which involves nearly 100 artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley who open their doors to show their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about what inspires them, as well as […]

Taku-hon and Gyo-taku

Takuhon (ink rubbing) is an ancient Japanese art of print making whereby books were made by transcribing onto paper the protruding shapes from the scripts of sutras engraved on stone monuments, wood, metals, and earthenware. The method can be used to create impressions of any textural object. Thin Japanese washi paper is dampened and pressed […]

Plastic Art!

How do we best highlight the problems that plastic pollution is causing? We hear in the news every week another horror story of wildlife killed and maimed, poisons and toxins in the microplastics which are now in our food chain, bottled water containing plastic and now that it is likely to be contributing to climate […]

Delamore Arts 18

The glorious Victorian gothic Delamore House and Gardens never fail to impress, even on a grey day. Many of the rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom forming a glorious backdrop for the outdoor sculpture exhibition. The colour and form of Philip Hearsey’s piece perfectly complement the surrounding trees and shrubs. I would love to […]

‘Drowning in Plastic’

The world is becoming buried under plastic. When I travelled through SE Asia the roads were lined with it, children playing in it, and animals trying to eat it. It is polluting our land, our oceans and even our drinking supplies. It is killing wildlife and poisoning our world. We have been seduced by its […]

Ampulla Lactoplastica

Found: Plymouth, England, 2118. This somewhat irregular, flattened, ovoid form is greyish white, translucent, cool and slimy to the touch, with ridges and folds. There are faint printed markings and an embossed symbol of a broken triangle with arrows and a number 2. At the more tapered end is an indentation suggesting an orifice surrounded […]