Moggs Eye beach, Lincolnshire

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 1

Many different materials can be used to create textures. I have used various…


'Lincolnshire Coast' series

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 2

In the first post, I described the inspiration behind the choice of subject…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 3

In the last post, I described how the printing plate for the collagraph was…


Partial coating of carborundum

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 1

Sometimes, I use print sessions at The Ropewalk to new versions of plates that…


Revealing the print: 1

Print Stories: Liquid and powder 2

Yesterday, I took the prepared plates shown in the previous post along to The…


What's in 'The Box': box contents

What’s in the box?

Like most printmakers, I don't have the room or the money to create a print…


Brenda Hartill print: 'Summer Variations IV'

Influences 1: Brenda Hartill

Influences' will be an occasional look at some of the people, places and things…


The Hepworth Wakefield. Exterior.

Wakefield trip

I had an interesting trip to Wakefield yesterday. The main reason for going was…


Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 4

Following on from the first Lincolnshire Coast image, I've been thinking about…


Painting the carborundum/varnish mixture onto the plate surface

Print Stories: Back to the new 1

Tomorrow, I'll be off to The Ropewalk for another printing session. Right now…


Lincolnshire Coast series, image 2: print hanging in studio at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 5

Yesterday, I went along for another print session at The Ropewalk. My main aim…


The carborundum/varnish mixture painting process complete

Print Stories: Back to the new 2

Yesterday, I printed the plates I was working on in my post 'Back to the new…


Plate detail, with matchsticks embedded in the surface

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 6

Today, I worked on creating the third and fourth printing plates for what will…


Inking tools in the print room

Print Stories: Lincolnshire Coast 7

In my last post, I described the creation of the last two plates in this…


Preparatory sketch: 'The Sun God'

Print Stories: Winter Solstice ‚Äď beginnings

I have a new project! For its Christmas exhibition, my usual print venue, The…


Print Stories: Winter Solstice ‚Äď conclusion

In my last post, I introduced my latest project, a brief set by The Ropewalk,…


Brigg: section from research notes

Print Stories: A Sense of Place (part 1)

It's been a while, I know, but I'm not one to post if I've nothing substantial…


Print Stories: Darker Forms

It's been a while since my last post. I've just been incredibly busy in my 'day…


Print Stories: Darker Forms 2

Really excited to be heading back to The Ropewalk today! It'll be good to meet…


print Story: 'Darker Forms' image 3

Print Stories: Darker Forms 3

Following my last post, which showed the prepared plates ready to print at The…


'Anomalies': September show at The Ropewalk: 'Geometry II'

Print Stories: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

I really feel that I'm tempting fate by even writing about this at this stage.…


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ‚Äď deliveries sign

London Calling 1

I have just returned from a couple of days in London. The main reason for the…


Painting by Cy Twombly: untitled (Bacchus) 2006-8

London Calling 2

The recent London trip wasn't entirely about my Royal Academy submission. I…


London Calling 3

Whilst in London, I caught up with a friend for lunch and a stroll around Tate…


Elisabeth Frink. Riace II, III, and IV

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday saw my first visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park is a…


Printing in Lincoln. Untitled: black and gold image (detail)

Print Stories: Printing in Lincoln

Last Wednesday, I spent a whole day (yes, a whole day!) printing in the…


Print Stories: Garage Goodies

Recently, I've decided to look at experimenting with an image series, linked…


Plate of horizontal landscape made by scratching the mount board surface, peeling away and various carborundum/glue combinations (closeup)

Print Stories: Garage Goodies ‚Äď the prints 1

In the first 'Garage Goodies' post, I wrote about the making of a series of…


Print Stories: Garage Goodies ‚Äď the prints II ‚Äď print 1 (close up d)

Print Stories: Garage Goodies prints 2

In the last 'Garage Goodies' post, I showed the first set of prints from a…


Print Stories: '6x6' Part 1: finished poured varnish plate

Print Stories: ‘6×6’ Part 1

Later today, I'll be off to The Ropewalk to try a new set of plates. I have…


Michael Brennand-Wood: image 9

Michael Brennand-Wood at NCCD

Last week, after a business meeting in Sleaford, I took the opportunity for…


Print Stories: post-print embellishments ‚Äď gold thread

Print Stories: post-print embellishments

Recently, I've been looking at the work of other printmakers and artists who…


Hull ‚Äď my print on show at InPrint 2015

Print Stories: InPrint exhibition in Hull

Yesterday, I went along to see the work of our Ropewalk Print Room group as…


home page image: 'Seam' ‚Äď gold detail

Print Stories: metallics

For a little while now I've been experimenting with the idea of working…


Print Stories: '6x6' Part 3: image 10

Six go to market

Today, I took six of my '6x6' mounted prints to The Ropewalk to go on sale. In…


Fabulous print set from Hot Bed Press

Fabulous print set from Hot Bed Press

Earlier today, I travelled to The Ropewalk to collect my personal set of…


Six by Six by Eleven: birch plywood printing plate with stuck glasspaper (close up)

Six by Six by Eleven

With September's exhibition at The Ropewalk coming up fast, I've been so busy…


Six by Six by Eleven ‚Äď the prints: cross shaped print (detail)

Six by Six by Eleven: the prints, part 1

In my last post, I showed the eleven plates I had made, to be printed the Print…


Six by Six by Eleven ‚Äď the prints: prints on the drying rack

Six by Six by Eleven: the prints, part 2

I thought that I had taken pictures of all of the second set, but it turns out…


Small print March: gel and interior filler on plate

The Art Printworks small print March!

The series of 6x6 and the even smaller prints for Small Print International…


Anomalies: 10x10cm print

Anomalies I: small plates and acrylic gels

As an extension to the Small Print series I've been working on for the last…


Show Stories: #Anomalies16 Anomalies 1: Twitter hashtag background image

Show Stories: #Anomalies16

'Anomalies', Works by Sinclair Ashman. The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber: 10…


Show Stories: Crescent Moon 3

Show Stories: Crescent Moon

I've been thinking about some ideas for related activities during the…


A brilliant afternoon of experimental printmaking

A couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to see and take part in a really…


A plate for 'The Fourteen'?: collagraph plate

Fourteen from one: a wall full of anomalies

For my upcoming 'Anomalies' exhibition, I'm intending to use a whole wall to…


A wall full of anomalies: decision made! Crescent moon print 1

A wall full of anomalies: decision made!

I thought that I had made up my mind on the images for the all-important back…


All in the detail: 'counters' fromlettering vinyls

All in the detail

As vital as they are, preparing for the show isn't all about the prints.…


‘Anomalies’: the exhibition

‚ÄėAnomalies‚Äô, the first major exhibition of my works as an artist-printmaker,‚Ķ


Nearly, but not quite: Variation ‚Äď collagraph print

Nearly, but not quite

The final selections of prints for my 'Anomalies' exhibition have been made,…


Framed and ready?! One of the small images being prepared for transportation to storage

Framed and ready

They're ready. It's now less than three weeks to the opening of my show. The 60…


Pushing Boundaries: Hello Dublin

Over the summer, I answered a call for entries to a ground-breaking exhibition…


Pushing Boundaries: Private View

Yes, we made it! On Tuesday 27 October, we rocked up at The Farmleigh Gallery…


Hello Dublin 2

The Dublin trip wasn't just about attending the Pushing Boundaries private…


New directions: stage 1

It's been a while, but following my 'Anomalies' exhibition (which ended last…


New Directions Stage 2: cutting the plates ‚Äď cut pieces 1

New directions: stage 2

Working from the quick sketches shown in my last post, it was time to start…


The Art Printworks at Printfest 2017

This year, I'll be taking my place alongside national printmakers exhibiting at…


New directions: plate textures

After cutting the basic shapes I needed, it was time for the exciting bit ‚Äď‚Ķ


Landfall plate print (blue/green)

New directions: first prints

After the last post, I went along to the Print Room at the University of…


Sinclair at the Kunsthuis Summer Exhibition

This Friday, 16 June, a print from my new 'Landfall' series takes its place…


Moon in a Pewter Sky

Sometimes, it's really nice to return to a plate I've printed a few times…


Sun and Moon: the story of a print

Like many people, I have always been fascinated with the sun and moon, because…


Peeling a print away from a plate

Introducing: Sinclair Ashman at 20:21

As part of the 'Introducing' series of shows, I'll be showing around 14 prints.…


Mini printing with the XPress

I've made a discovery! Recently, I happened on a social media post by someone…


Sign up for a chance to win this XPress print!

My last post mentioned my experiments with the XPress, a small and portable…


Print!! My latest show open in Lincoln

My latest group show Print!! is now open at Project Space Plus at the…


Back at Printfest 2018

As you may know from social media, I have secured a place for my second visit…


South Holland Open Arts exhibition

As you may know from social media, I have secured a place for my second visit…


Info booklets for Printfest 2018

Printfest 2018: one week to go!

By this time next Saturday, all of us Printfest exhibitors will be awaiting the…


A new figurative work

A new figurative work: inspired by the work of Brenda Hartill, one of my…


Vintage lace, courtesy of Geraldine from Kendal

The Cumbrian Lace Project/1

One of the many lovely visitors to my stand at Printfest this year was…


The Iceland Prints I

Last year, I made a trip to Western Iceland. This fascinating country has all…


Exciting work at 20-21

Earlier this week, I was fortunate to see the work of Jason Wilsher-Mills at…


The plate-making factory

For the last few weeks I've been busy producing a lot of printing plates. All…


Ready for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair!

Tomorrow, I'll be travelling to London for the Press Night of the 2018 Woolwich…


Press Night at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair!

Last night, I attended the Press Evening at the Woolwich Contemporary Print…


Talk and demo at Grantham College

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on my printmaking practice and a…


USA trip and residency

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on my printmaking practice and a…


One day workshop at The Steel Rooms

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on my printmaking practice and a…


Brigg exhibition at The Steel Rooms

I was recently invited to deliver a talk on my printmaking practice and a…


Journeys: travelling show in London and Portsmouth

My print 'A Journey Ends In Orange' will be part of 'Journeys', the latest…


Derby Print Open

I have been lucky enough to have been selected as a participating printmaker…


New monoprints

New monoprints. Planning my U.S. trip has meant that I haven't had much time to…


USA Trip: Part One

It's been a few weeks since my trip to the U.S., but I've now had time to…


Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair Demo

Next month, I'll be back at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London,…


Circle

I have recently seen some social media publicity around a Christmas group…


Large Scale Monoprints

Back in June/July last year, just before my trip to the U.S., I had started…


Pressing Matters magazine feature article

This is Pressing Matters magazine. It's a brilliant UK based but…


Print Fellowship

Since my last post, there have been a lot of changes to my printmaking practice…


Chine collé on burnt plates

I have been trying to find a way of perfecting a chine collé technique for…


Flexures: three dimensions from two

After my visit to Tate Modern last month and my resulting thoughts around how I…


Carborundum Paint

I am always looking for materials that create interesting textures on the…


Flexures: prints and folds

Following my previous post on this study subject (Flexures: three dimensions…


Crisp packet prints

I'm always looking out for different materials and methods for making…


Crackle texture

Another technique for creating surface treatments on plates that I've been…


Influences: The Complete Collagraph

Alongside all of the interesting conversations on printmaking I had with tutors…


Disintegration pieces

Being in coronavirus lockdown mode with only a small print press for creative…


Metallics

Although I have a small (A4 wide) XCut XPress as a printing press at home, and…


Printmakers Council show: ‚ÄėColour‚Äô

The next chance to see a piece of my work will be in a new Printmakers Council…


New gallery relationship

In September. I got the chance to take some of my prints along to an…


Metallics 2

Since my last post on Metallics, this area of my practice has developed…


Survey

I am conducting a brief survey to get your views on possible printmaking…


Competition win!

Recently, I entered the 13th International Biennial International Miniature…


Sam Scorer exhibition

Recently, I entered the 13th International Biennial International Miniature…


New exhibition at The Hub!

Recently, I entered the 13th International Biennial International Miniature…


The Five

If you've been getting my Instagram posts at @sinclairashmanprintmaker, you…