I work with a range of traditional and digital processes including printmaking, encaustic and oil painting, pokerwork on wooden panels, artist books, on-glaze porcelain, and small scale bronze casting. In my current work I incorporate a cast of creatures and plants, which have become part of my visual language, to create various scenarios. My characters live in a world where nothing is certain.
I have recently moved from Adelaide South Australia to Trentham in the Central Highlands in Victoria. In 1998 I published ‘Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates’ and I run workshops in printmaking and artist books in Australia and overseas. I am currently teaching a range of workshops with Ellie at Gold Street Studios, visit her website: www.goldstreetstudios.com.au
My new Agave Print Studio will open in November, 2014 in conjunction with the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studio event on November 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 10am-5pm. During the open studios I will be running demonstrations.
Letterpress Stationary Demonstration: November 1-2, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm. See how vintage blocks and borders are used to create unique printed cards. Crank the press handle and print one to take home!
Botanical On-glaze Porcelain Demonstration: November 8-9, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm. See how to create beautiful porcelain plates using vintage Italian and German decals.
Letterpress Printing Demonstration: November 16-17, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm. See how blocks and plates are used to create hand-printed stationary and booklets.
AGAVE PRINT STUDIO will offer workshops for printmakers: studio access: printmaking collaborations: editioning services: residencies: craft classes in on-glaze porcelain, letterpress stationary and book binding. Contact me for specific requests for workshops or one-on-one tuition. My 2015 workshop schedule will be available via my website and print in November 2014. There will be accommodation available at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO.
Simone Tippett is the SA contact person for Enjay presses and has an s24 etching press with a bed size of 62 x 130 cm on display in her studio. I am now the contact person for Enjay presses in the Goldfields area in central Victoria and I will have an e34 Enjay etching press at Trentham, with a bed size of 86 x 160 cm. If you are interested contact me via email or phone and come and have a look at the press. For more information on Enjay presses visit Neil’s website: www.enjaypresses.com.au
Please enjoy some random images showing a range of my works (some are details)