DelARTfulDesigns

Handmade linocut and collagraph prints & printed gifts

Drybrook, England On Etsy since 2017

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DelARTfulDesigns

Handmade linocut and collagraph prints & printed gifts

Drybrook, England | 248 Sales

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Welcome back to all of my customers and to new visitors. I am pleased to announce that due to the slight easing of lockdown restrictions I have decided to re open my shop. I will however be making less frequent trips to the post office so there may still be some slight delays with delivery times. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for visiting.

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Last updated on 07 Nov, 2020

10% off everything this weekend in my Etsy shop with the code CLXMAS10

Follow me on Instagram @del_art_ful for images on my process.
Welcome back to all of my customers and to new visitors. I am pleased to announce that due to the slight easing of lockdown restrictions I have decided to re open my shop. I will however be making less frequent trips to the post office so there may still be some slight delays with delivery times. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for visiting.

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About DelARTfulDesigns

Sales 248
On Etsy since 2017

DelARTful Designs by Sarah Delahoy

My printmaking journey started about 25 years ago when I was at Hereford Art College. I enjoyed all forms of printing but ended up specialising in screen printing and textiles which I continued during my Decorative Arts degree at Nottingham Trent University.

I returned to printmaking a few years ago when a friend asked me to have a stall her Christmas fete. I didn't have anything sellable so decided to revisit my love for printing and went on refresher courses at a local studio for lino cutting and collagraph, I have been hooked (again) ever since.

My printmaking work mainly focuses on lino cut, a process where sharp cutting tools are used to cut away part of the flat surface of a block of linoleum. After cutting, the remaining surface is inked with a roller and the image hand pulled on to the paper. I also work with collagraph, a method where marks and textures are added to a piece of mountboard, like a collage, before inking intaglio and printing on a press.

I enjoy the endless possibilities of creating a printing block or plate and the magic and excitement of pulling the first print never fades. My work is inspired by the natural world with a focus on wildlife and landscape. More recently I have been exploring retro imagery from my 80’s/90’s childhood.

I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean with my husband and two children, where I am very lucky to have my own printmaking studio. In my studio I have an antique book press, which I mainly use to for handprinted cards and a #2 Gunning Etching Press which prints all of my collagraphs and larger linocuts. At the beginning of 2020 I also started running workshops for small groups to come and learn printmaking skills.

As well as developing my work as a printmaker I also work part-time as a freelance Art Practitioner teaching art lessons and after school art clubs in primary schools in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. Printmaking is a firm favourite with my classes.

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