Printmaking Courses in January & February

A Comprehensive Introduction to Drypoint Etching Printmaking


I am now lead the intaglio printmaking workshops at Ochre Print Studio. This versatile method of printmaking is a good introduction to traditional printmaking and my four week course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the possibilities of this technique. All materials are included in the workshop price.

Dates: Wednesdays
17 / 24 / 31 January and 7 February
Times: 10am to 1pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120


An Introduction to Etching in February


This is an opportunity to learn the non-toxic processes we employ in the Etching Room using Ferric Chloride and Copper Sulphate with BIG (Baldwins Ink Ground) and a our self-contained spray booth for applying the Aquatint. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn to use our new etching facility. All basic materials provided with additional plates/paper available to purchase in the Ochre Print Studio.

Dates: Wednesdays
21/28 February and 7/14/21 March
Times: 10am to 1pm
Cost: £165/ Members £155

Feel free to contact me for the further detail.


Introduction Course to Drypoint Etching

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Drypoint Etching Introduction Course is on in November 20th 2017, 10am – 4pm, at Ochre Print Studio

Drypoint Etching is a simple Intaglio printmaking process, using a sharp metal point called a drypoint needle. With this tool, you scratch the line directly on to a metallic material or simply a sheet of plastic. By doing this you create on both sides of the line a ridge known as the burr which holds a quantity of ink, which then prints as a rich feathery smudge. It
lends itself to expressive drawings and fluid mark making.

In this course, we use clear acrylic plates and your designs and artwork are easily transferred to the plate. When inked and wiped carefully produce beautiful and unique velvety original prints.

Feel free to contact me for further detail.


11月20日の10時から4時に、Ochre Print Studioでドライポイント・エッチングの初心者向けコースをやります。



Scotland: the most beautiful country in the world.


I am not surprised to hear that the readers of the influential travel guide Rough Guide voted Scotland as ‘the most beautiful country in the world’.

It is all in these books, I Never Knew That About Scotland and Scottish by Christopher Winn published by Ebury Press with over 200 pen drawings by me.

(Image: Watercolour sketch of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland.)



Non-toxic Etching course, November 2017


INFO: An Introduction Non-toxic Etching Course in November at Ochre Print Studio, using both copper and aluminium plates. Suitable for beginners. Let me know if you are interested from Contact page.


Drypoint Etching, ‘Chichester Cross’

My ‘Chichester Cross’ Drypoint etching has been selected for Best in Show and traveling around East Anglia.

22 – 26    September 2017      The Garage Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

20 – 23    October 2017           Nunns Yard              Norwich, Norfolk

17 – 19    November 2017       Art Space                 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

01 – 04    December 2017       The New Cut            Halesworth, Suffolk