As the last weekend of SAW ’19 approaches, here are some photos from our venue 108 at Dove Studios. Four artists are showing work in the etching studio (although not all etchings): Robin Frood, Mokuhanga prints; Sandie Roche, handwoven textiles, Diana Milstein, paintings and a moving painting (video); and Bronwen Bradshaw, artist’s book and etchings. Over in the pottery Mike Dodd is showing his functional domestic stoneware and a few not so domestic but very beautiful pots as well.
Below is Robin Frood wrapping some of her small Mokuhanga prints. Mokuhanga is a form of woodcut practised in Japan, using only waterbased pigments, which are brushed, not rolled on. Robin works in series, often using the technique of monoprint, so no two prints are the same.
Sandie’s rugs, as see above behind Robin, are true works of art, based as they are on her observations in different locations. She has travelled a lot in southern Europe recently, and her current work radiates the colours of the south. Colour is also a major feature of her scarves, as seen here:
Diana Milstein’s paintings seen below on the left, are the final product of her moving paintings: she photographs the painting layer by layer, never knowing what is coming next, until she stops. So in the end there is only one painting, but she is also exhibiting stills from the video. The videos can be seen in the adjoining room – pointless to try to photograph them, so come and see them yourselves!
On the right of the photo above are two framed etchings of trees by Bronwen Bradshaw. Seven of them can be seen in the book below, together with text that has been handprinted, using letterpress type, which we are fortunate enough to have a wonderful store of here.
Mike Dodd is a hugely prolific potter, always experimenting with new glazes and recently, enamels; here is his showroom for Art Weeks:
Only three days left; come and see us!