Clovelly – Sightseeing in England!

I never posted these pictures on here, and I figured I should since it’s such a beautiful village. I went to Clovelly around Christmas time where it was cold and wet but I hear it’s extremely lovely during summer time. Clovelly is a steep cobble-stoned village where they don’t allow cars on the main road. It was off season when I visited, obviously since it’s cold, so a lot of the shops/craft workshops/galleries were not open. Apparently there usually are donkeys transporting goods but we didn’t see any of them.

Here’s the village’s website if you want more information.

Kitty cat!

They transport their goods in a sled, it’s adorable.

CREAM TEA! One of the best thing in England (well, Devon?) Clotted cream + jam on scone.

Berlin Zine!

It was suggested to me that I dip my hands into books with less planning and something quick like a zine, but being an extremely uptight person that I am, I just couldn’t completely let myself do that. I’ve decided to use the photos that I have taken during my short trip to Berlin at the end of January to make a ‘quick’ book, so this was my take on a ‘zine’ that is really a double sewn accordion.

These are my many artist’s proofs, due to the printshop’s mix up, I got the wrong sized papers so I made a mini one at first but the actual size is the one on the left.

One side of the book is the general touristy Berlin stuff and the other side is more focused on their street art.

These will be available shortly (probably won’t be available for a while because I have to handcut, glue and sew them) in an edition of 10. Prices have yet to be determined.

Also I’ll be going to the Leeds art book fair on March 9th. I made an one-off Chinese character book just to bring with me to put on the table and nothing else, but hopefully I’ll have more things by the time the Bristol art book fair comes around. I’ll at the UCLAN’s Drawing and Image Making table, they have kindly allowed me to tag along with them.

MA Interim Show

I’ve been working nonstop this month getting ready for the MA Interim Show that we’re putting up to show our project progress.

Here’s the flyer.

I decided to do my poem book series and putting them on these mini shelves so people can pick the book up and flip through them. I think one of the great thing about artist’s book is that intimacy between the artist and the reader.

The characters form part of a poem that I learned while I growing up. It’s a poem describing the process of missing home.

Close ups.

You can see the binding for this character on the top.

Binding on the sides.

-end of my books-

-start of my other MA coursemates’ works-
I’ll try to add links to their websites later when I have them.

By Robert Smith.

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By Ann Charlesworth.

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By Sam Cookson.

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By Steph Fletcher.

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By Peter Daviz.

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By Mat Birchall.

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There is suppose to be a projection over the paintings but it was not working on the day I took this picture.

By Chris Clark.

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By Mike Walton.

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By Natalie Morgan.

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By Charlotte Fay Calland.

-ends the MA Interim Show-
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This is what my studio space looks like after the storm of making 10 books.

Made this in the beginning of December, but a bit late on posting.

Remember the stone litho I posted a while back, this was the print proof of that. It’s not great but it’s not bad for my first try on a stone lithography.

Book Proofs

I’ve been working on some experiments with different bindings for a project that I’m working on. Here are the book proofs.

This one is a coptic binding with two needles per sewing station, which makes a stronger spine.

The thread was a little bit short towards the end so I couldn’t complete the stitch towards the end.

Since it’s just a proof, the interior pages are just toner transfers but I’m planning to edition the pages in lithography.

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Another one of my experiments, just a proof as well. It’s going to be part of a poem series.

Fragile spine for a fragile book.

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Cutting the characters out of book board with laser cutter.

Trying some embossing.