I find a lot of my inspiration from African and Indian traditional arts; embroidery and textile patterns are an exciting source of ideas. After sketching my image I transfer this to a lino block, and then the design is cut. After preparing the inks I use a roller to transfer the ink to the block. The inked block is laid on a flatbed press and the paper is positioned to run off the first proof. Seeing this first print is a very exciting and nerve-racking moment! When I am satisfied with the result I print the total number in the edition of that piece. I work from my studio at home where I have all the tools and equipment I need, plus an understanding husband!

Although I work alone I enjoy coming together with other artists and craftspeople, exhibiting locally and also take part in Children’s craft days. I am also stimulated by attending craft workshops - West Dean College, Shaftsbury and locally.

I supply our local Pottery with my cards and also sell my prints and cards through other outlets.

Farnham Pottery – www.smithandcausey.co.uk/farnhampottery
Farnham Maltings – .www.farnhammaltings.com
Ochre Print Studio – www.ochreprintstudio.co.uk
Guildford Institute – www.guildford-institute.org.uk
Surrey Artists Open Studios – www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Printing in workshop In the Workshop