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Bookmaking and Lino Cutting with Clare Dales

Sat 12 October
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm


Learn about Bookmaking and Lino Cutting with Clare Dales


This day long workshop will focus on lino printing papers and binding a leporello book, inspired by ‘Bloomin’ Brilliant: The Life and Work of Raymond Briggs.’

Lino cutting is a method of printmaking dating back to the early twentieth century and is an effective method of creating pleasing and exciting designs.

Lino cutting, inking, and printing will be explored in the morning where we print our papers to use in the afternoon. After lunch, we learn how to build our leporello notebooks ready to fill with your poems, stories, or drawings.

Tickets include lunch.

Workshop Leader

Clare is a freelance designer and printmaker, a member of Lewes Printmakers, creating collaborative books and exhibitions. Clare has published several books, including Ponds Pools and Lidos, A Swim through Time, Eastbourne an Alphabet and Limited-Edition Artists Books, including Pier to Pier, The Egrets Way and Flow. Currently working on a Limited-Edition book on food and cooking, expected late 2023, Clare’s work is sought by private Reserve Collections in the UK and abroad.

Clare’s background in architecture inspirees pieces from the built and natural form, drawing parallels between the two, to design unique works. Clare loves to create repeat patterns, used in illustrative work, home furnishings and bookbinding. With a desire to evolve and create, Clare’s more recent additions are printed greenhouses, with drawn natural forms. Using dipping pens and coloured pencils allows lustre and individuality. Inspiration is everywhere. Learning to swim aged 40 resulted in the most recent book, Ponds Pools & Lidos, richly illustrated with lino prints. Now working on a limited-edition book on food and dining.

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