We went to Barnwell to the studio of Carrie Akroyd, a print & Lithograph maker. The image above is a birch wood lithograph. Carrie explained the process, fascinating. The lithographs are limited editions of 50 prints.
This lovely image is a lino cut
Look at this wonderful image. Her studio was full of interesting images, one of which I really would have loved to own, but somehow knowing that there are 50 of them sort of took the edge off a bit. The Seriographs are all slightly different, but the lithographs are all exactly the same, it felt a bit like taking a photocopy to me. Her sketchbooks were also very interesting, being concerned with getting the subject matter down quickly working in the field, literally.
A very interesting artist
Another studio was Jewellery designer & maker Carol Clift. www.carolcliftdesign.com
We actually spent much longer in this studio. A delightful young woman with a beautifully laid out display area containing superb jewellery. I have not worn my wedding or engagments rings for years and get asked if I am married. I have become alergic to the gold causing my fingers to swell up. Sooo I bought a new ring, it is beautiful, it has circles on it!!! Oh and some other bits as well, gulp
I will photograph it to show, it is beautiful