Monday, 22 February 2016

NEW LINO PRINTING WORKSHOPS










I will be running more lino printing workshops for beginners in my Southville studio [Bristol] over March and April.

During this 3 hour course you will learn how to use your own design to cut a lino block and make a one-colour print picture.  You will be using oil-based printing inks and have the opportunity to try both hand burnishing and using a table-top printing press.

All materials are provided within the course fee [along with tea, coffee and biscuits!]
Please note you will need to bring an apron or wear old clothes.

There are 2 new dates to choose from:

-Tuesday 15th March 6pm-9pm : £40
-Tuesday 12th April 6pm-9pm : £40


See here and here for previous workshops I've run in my studio.  If you are interested please get in touch via ruth_pea@yahoo.co.uk

Lino printing workshop

 





















Last week I opened up my studio for a beginners lino printing workshop.

Taking place in the evening, the workshop was attended by a lovely group of people all open to trying something new, just for fun.  There was no pressure to produce masterpieces, but each person designed something really individual and the prints were all completely beautiful.

 
 
If this has inspired you to try some lino printing I will posting some new workshop dates in the next few days, or contact me directly at ruth_pea@yahoo.co.uk 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Colour Coded

I have been working on new prints for this group exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition: Colour Coded - Fri 29 Jan 2016 -Mon 29 Feb 2016

Riverside Gallery. Open daily, 10am-5.30-pm. FREE




















Devon Guild Members, Ruth Broadway, Stuart Low and Angie Parker, are three distinctive makers working in print, glass and weave.

In Colour Coded, each maker has drawn upon skill sharing sessions and group discussion to explore personal responses to the themes of colour and shape.

Open daily, 10am-5.30pm. 01626 832223

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

STORY WALL






















In January I was asked to paint an illustrative tree mural in the infant library at Compass Point School, Bristol.  This picture would form a backdrop to the 'story chair'.

It was a lovely open brief, so I was able to put in all sorts of fun creatures and choose the style of design.  Which meant I could be very organic about how I painted the tree and change and add things as I went along.

























Here are some photos showing the work in progress:



































A bit of a close up of some of the details in the mural:



































This was a lovely project to work on.  If you would like to commission me to paint an uplifting mural for your school, hospital, church or work space please get in touch.

Monday, 30 November 2015

NEW YEAR LINO PRINTING WORKSHOPS












I will be running lino printing workshops for beginners in my Bristol [UK] studio in 2016.

During this 3 hour course you will learn how to use your own design to cut a lino block and make a one-colour print picture.  We will be using oil-based printing inks and you will have the opportunity to have a go at both hand burnishing and using a table-top printing press.

All materials are provided within the course fee [along with tea, coffee and biscuits!]
Please note you will need to bring an apron or wear old clothes.

There are 4 dates to choose from:
-Tuesday 19th January 10am-1pm : £40
-Tuesday 19th January 6pm-9pm : £40
-Tuesday 16th February 10am-1pm : £40
-Tuesday 16th February 6pm-9pm : £40

If you think you might like to try something new in 2016 or if you want to give a unique Christmas gift get in touch via ruth_pea@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Shaun Auction

Tonight 120 Shaun the sheep sculptures will be auctioned off in aid of children in hospital across the UK.  These are the sheep I was lucky enough to get my painty hands on.  Fingers crossed a huge amount of money will be raised for the charity.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

the CODE collection
























This is something I have been working on over the last few months.  This geometric jewellery is what I am calling the CODE collection.  It has been developed along side some new geometric screen prints as part of an exhibition, Colour Coded, coming up in 2016.  Inspiration for the jewellery comes in two parts.  Firstly, the dots and dashes of Morse code, the second part honours the geometric shapes and gridded paper of the maths class room.   The strong, and slightly retro, colour pallet is made up of ochre, grey, coral and duckegg.

This jewellery will soon be out for sale in my usual lovely galleries and shops