Welcome to Dangles

As I have recently joined TBCH I thought I shop introduce myself and share some information about Dangles – how I started out and developed to where I am now.

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As I have recently joined TBCH I thought I shop introduce myself and share some information about Dangles – how I started out and developed to where I am now.

Botanical Printing

For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that…

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For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. 
I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that allows me to combine all of my passions. My garden, slow stitching and creating unique cloth and paper. 

From Science Researcher to Artist on a Dutch Barge

I completely changed my lifestyle in three years. I went from being a Senior Lecturer and Science Researcher living in a flat, to being an artist and running an Airbnb business living on a boat. And I love it!

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I completely changed my lifestyle in three years. I went from being a Senior Lecturer and Science Researcher living in a flat, to being an artist and running an Airbnb business living on a boat. And I love it!

Meet the Maker

Work by Emma Cook Printmaker Hello, I’m Emma a printmaker based in Kingsbridge, South Devon.I was introduced to printmaking when I moved to Devon in 1999. I had just finished my degree in Theatre Design and was keen to find a creative outlet. I heard about a printmaking workshop at Salcombe Art Club and went along – I loved it!I…

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Work by Emma Cook Printmaker

Hello, I’m Emma a printmaker based in Kingsbridge, South Devon.

I was introduced to printmaking when I moved to Devon in 1999. I had just finished my degree in Theatre Design and was keen to find a creative outlet. I heard about a printmaking workshop at Salcombe Art Club and went along – I loved it!

I tried various types of printmaking and found that I enjoyed creating collagraphs the most. What’s a collagraph? I hear you ask…I’ll save that for my next blog.

Looking to expand my love of texture, I started embellishing into my collagraphs about ten years ago, using beads, metal and threads.

The South Hams is a constant source of inspiration with it’s beautiful landscape and coastline, and I often use turquoise, blues and greens. I always look for new theme ideas and will produce series of pieces, I do find that circular shapes recur in my work.

We are fortunate that the local art club in Salcombe is equipped as a printmaking studio with large presses and I am part of the collective based there. We meet in the Autumn and Winter months. At other times I work from my little studio at home on my teeny tiny press which I love.

Well, that’s a little bit about me, thanks for reading!

The Sew Turtle Story

How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

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How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

The Pot Making Process

Porcelain cups and bowls    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell CeramicsWhy do they cost so much? 

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to show shape of cups and bowls
Porcelain cups and bowls
    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell Ceramics

Why do they cost so much?