Tuesday 22 May 2012

Living Crafts at Hatfield House

I belong to the Beds, Bucks and Herts Print Society who run a marquee at this wonderful event. I spent the Friday in welly boots following a lot of rain on the Thursday, demonstrating lino printing and was able to display my prints for the day. Other printmakers were demonstrating etching and solar plate. It wasn't terribly busy on the Friday but it was a fun day with several interested people visiting the tent during the day. It's always good to talk to people about the printmaking process and hopefully lots of people over the weekend learnt about several different types of printmaking.

A selection of my prints.

My fellow printmakers, Paul, Sheila and Rosie. 


Inking up and printing my field patterns, keeping it small today.

I went back on Sunday in the sunshine to have another look round, there was so much to see. I glazed a pot which was then raku fired, the tent of emerging artists was very interesting and I loved the baskets made by a man from Cumbria. It's certainly worth a visit, let's hope next year the weather is kinder!


  1. It sounds wonderful despite the rain, I must make the effort to visit next year.

  2. Looks good! I'm feeling daunted by agreeing to do the "Living Crafts" weekend in Saffron Walden next month... including workshops! A step outside my comfort zone.


    1. We do push ourselves sometimes don't we! But you will be fine, I hope to get over that w/end if so I will say hello; good luck!


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