Thanks to the generosity of Tracey Hunter and the Cornwall Art Studio we were able to exhibit many of the amazing prints people of all ages had made during our time in Wadebridge. We had a great time and enjoyed meeting and working with everyone – our thanks to you all and thank you Tracey!
Day three and a really busy and lively day of printmaking with many returning for the second or third time! A wonderful surprise; knowing about the artist books show Bernard and Jesse are curating in 2014, Irene who has made some lovely prints over the two days, bought in a wonderful and moving book belonging to her father filled with drawing and paintings made by fellow POWs in WW1. An idea emerges to put the New Year fireworks – watched by crowds from the Bridge-on-Wool at the centre of the book, we can print in colour on black paper.
We’ve had a great time in Wadebridge with lots of really good feedback, tired and glad to have lots of hands to help we pack up and head back to Penzance for a rest day before we move onto Liskeard on Wednesday.
Day two and the book already has a strong design of large flowing abstract shapes inspired by the river running through town and countryside. A lively print of the clock tower and the town hall sits well in the centre of things. Another good days printmaking!
Day one in Wadebridge – a little apprehensive after all out preparations, how will it go?
We soon had our first novice printmakers bringing their plates to be put though the press and as more arrived a good energy began to build and we knew it was going to work.
The Town Hall is a great space to work in, sunny and bright. We opened up the mock-up of the book and began to think about how it would work. With lots of chat and good work coming off the press it soon became clear the flow of the book would be built around the river and its bridges.