Thursday, 24 June 2010

screen printing

So since college i have been dying to do some screen printing from home.
Once all my printing supplies arrived i was ready to go.
I coated my screen and put together a make shift darkroom in my garage to allow the emulsion to dry but not expose, all of which was particularly easy. Now came the difficult part... exposing my screen. Being used to putting my screen in an exposure unit for a couple of minutes i didn't realise how time consuming perfecting the exposure time would be. After 6 attempts at expoing my screen and having to strip, dry and re-coat i think i finally figured out how long to leave my screen in the sun for. However times will vary with weather conditions (this week has been super sunny)

The garage has been transformed into my own printing studio, much to the annoyance of my Dad.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

sneaky peak


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Arts Thread

The Arts Thread website is now live! Along with a description of the Textiles & Surface Design course and the college you can see several students past and present work. Check out my page here.

who knew the quest for distilled water could be such a pain in the butt!
now to wait 3 days to see if it is worth the hassle....hmmm

Friday, 11 June 2010


Friday, 4 June 2010

Textiles & Surface Design Degree Show 2010


Wow i can't believe it's all over!
Last night was the opening night of our degree show at the Church Square art gallery, Hartlepool. I think it's safe to say everyone had a brilliant night, very greatful to everyone who came along. Just a couple of photographs of my work as I got a little side tracked.
The show is on for a week so get yourselves there!