SkirridPrintStudio

Handprinted art and cards made with lino, ink & passion

Hereford, England 79 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (13)

SkirridPrintStudio

Handprinted art and cards made with lino, ink & passion

Hereford, England | 79 Sales

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Helen At SkirridPrintStudio

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Helen At SkirridPrintStudio

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Last updated on 19 Sep, 2019

FREE SHIPPING - for you lovely people. You're welcome. x

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Sales 79
On Etsy since 2017

Printmaking addict - just can't stop myself

My family recently told me an anecdote. I have no memory of this, but when I was 11 years old I was asked what I wanted to do when I grew up. I replied that I wanted to be a “local artist”. What a little oddball I was… I actually went to Cambridge Uni to study literature, and forgot all about art. I took on a “serious” career as a copywriter and digital strategist and have run my own consultancy business for 15 years.

The trigger was an abandoned etching press, rusting in a garage. For two years, I nagged a relative to pass this on and finally won. My dear stepdad, Jim, restored it.

So, I had no choice but to master print making. Could I even draw and design after a gap of nearly 30 years? No pressure then…

I was lucky to count a printmaker already among my friends. I joined one of their workshops and had around 8 hours of lessons. This was enough to launch my passion. But I also challenged myself and worked hard. I attended life drawing sessions for a year to improve my observation, patience and hand-to-eye coordination.

I’ve experimented and stretched myself. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. And funded my expensive hobby with the unrelated day job. Then there’s the benign neglect of my kids… But I've begun teaching myself as well as exhibiting and attending events. It's all really taking off and I love that I can make such diverse artworks with some lino and ink. I do hope my passion is contagious and you enjoy the print that you've bought from me. Kind wishes, Helen Arthur

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  • Helen At SkirridPrintStudio

    Owner, Designer

    I work from my stone-built studio with a printing press called Dolly - she's the good-looking one. As well as designing my own nature inspired prints, I offer printmaking workshops - you can find out more on my website, skirridprintstudio.com

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    The Left Bank
    HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE

    30 Nov.–01 Dec.

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