Since my last post, there have been a lot of changes to my printmaking practice and my working life, all of which are, or are likely to be, very positive.

Back in September, I called time on my University teaching. I had taught graphic design part-time at the University of Lincoln for ten years. I absolutely loved teaching, and passing on what I could to new generations of designers, but it was time for a change. I have kept my graphic design consultancy going, but dropping the lecturing has given me more time to develop my printmaking practice.

Fortunately, I still have an active connection to the University. I was asked to become the first Print Fellow in the School of Design, starting in November 2019. This honorary position gives me access to the print studio, which is great as I don’t have a studio at home. In return I will be giving something back to the School by offering talks/lectures, workshops and demonstrations over the course of the year. In my practice, I’ll be using the fellowship to develop new directions; experiments with different processes and techniques, new forms for print outputs (including printed sculptures) as well as printing on different substrates, including fabrics.

Learning Bridge

Throughout the year, I’ll primarily be posting on these activities on a new website – www.learning-bridge.net

The Learning Bridge will contain blog posts and articles that will chronicle the development of my ideas, experiments and the resultant print series. There will be posts on materials, print techniques, print/apart competition entries and more. I won’t be abandoning my blog posts here though – I’ll select some of the most interesting content and post on it on this website, as well as other material that won’t be available on the Learning Bridge.