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!

Daffodils and Dragons.

Colours of the mountains, views from home of the gorgeous North Wales mountains. Distress Oxides are my go to inks for creating landscapes. They can be as light as you want, as intense as you like and so versatile in creating different effects as they react to water. 

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Colours of the mountains, views from home of the gorgeous North Wales mountains. Distress Oxides are my go to inks for creating landscapes. They can be as light as you want, as intense as you like and so versatile in creating different effects as they react to water. 

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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Porcelain cups and bowls
    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell Ceramics

Why do they cost so much? 

Workspace

Workspace This is my workspace in my conservatory.

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Workspace

This is my workspace in my conservatory.

Coffee and Catch Up – Interview with Dottie 3.11.2020

Caroline – Re-Energize You gets to chat on IGTV with Dottie in the Coffee and Catch Up series about her career, energy and why she is selling her pretty powerfully positive energy stones and art on The British Craft House https://youtu.be/VOTflkajW44

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Caroline – Re-Energize You gets to chat on IGTV with Dottie in the Coffee and Catch Up series about her career, energy and why she is selling her pretty powerfully positive energy stones and art on The British Craft House 

https://youtu.be/VOTflkajW44

Just what you need for those frosty mornings!

Beret and tartan flower collection For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I…

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Beret and tartan flower collection

For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I finished with Lochcarron Scotland tartan handmade flowers and petersham bows.