absent but not idle

I may have been absolutely dreadful at keeping this sketchbook up to date since my return from the States, but it's not because I haven't been doing things altogether. Teaching has taken up so much time since November and I'm only just beginning to feel like the other parts of my life are getting a look in.

At the end of term, and just before Christmas I managed to slip into the Letterpress studios at Plymouth University for a few days and begin printing the polymer plates I made whilst at WSW. These are to form a small text booklet to accompany the prints that I made during the 2-month residency.

Working with the esteemed Paul Collier and Helena Coard, we managed to set up the press to print the plastic plates that hadn't been done here before. Quite a lot of tinkering - but finding solutions to these sorts of problems is what Paul is so brilliant at. It was a lot of fun - and once again I learned loads.

More soon - first I have to begin folding, binding and cropping 100 of the booklets. 
Phew. Late nights in front of the log-burner I think.