Thursday, 6 June 2019

Annie Bowden lecture

  Talented local print maker Annie Bowden came to us on Saturday and what a delight it was!

Her enthusiasm and passion for printing as well as her expertise just shone through.  She says she gets an adrenaline rush from printing because you dont know until you pull the print if it has worked. 

She talked us through the four main types of printing (relief, intaglio, lithography and screen printing)  and her materials (printing plates from cardboard boxes, plastic packaging, wall paper, woodwork adhesive [waterproof], charbonelle ink and printing paper).   Her exhibition at Chase Water starts shortly and it is definately worth checking it out.

Annies very large prints that were printed by walking on them!

just one page from her degree book
  Lots of fabulous work on show in her sketchbooks (Annie thought these weren't very good but I disagreed)

interesting textures
 Her early prints were highly detailed and representational

 Some had colour added after printing
 Annie preparing a collograph plate for us using some "sourced" wallpaper from a DIY store,
 Her more recent work is becoming more natural and free.
including printing a daffodil

 More botanical prints

 Some prints made into a little book after a book making lesson at Connect In Threads (taught by yours truly)

another large print
 Annie also makes quilts. (She said she hasnt yet worked out how to combine print and stitch). This is her quilt making a positive statement about some of the awful things that happened in 2016.
 The final print from the plate made on the day

 It was a fascinating and entertaining lecture and I could have added lots more photos here but this gives you a flavour of the beautiful work we saw. Thank you Annie for a great afternoon - definately someone to invite back as we just ran out of time to see it all.


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