It's been a while.... by Clare Somerville-Perkins

It's been a while since I've checked in but I've been pretty busy!

One of my latest projects I've been involved in is an exciting new arts initiative based in Eastbourne called the Devonshire Collective. I was commissioned to work with a local business, Seaside Pie & Mash Shop situated within the Seaside area where the Devonshire Collective is based. I worked with the local community to produce a range of artworks and a days letterpress printing in the actual Pie and Mash Shop. It was such a great experience! and I got to eat my favourite thing on the planet... pie and mash!

it's been a while! by Clare Somerville-Perkins

I haven't touched base with my blog for a while so here's a little round up of what's been going on in my life both letterpress and beyond!!!!

As one of the artists featured in the International Letterpress Exhibtion 'Interrobang!' at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, I was invited to do a days printing in the museum on their beloved Stanhope Press which is over 200 years old and used by Eric Gill, Hilary Pepler and Edward Johnston. It was a great day and I met so fab people!

As one of the artists featured in the International Letterpress Exhibtion 'Interrobang!' at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, I was invited to do a days printing in the museum on their beloved Stanhope Press which is over 200 years old and used by Eric Gill, Hilary Pepler and Edward Johnston. It was a great day and I met so fab people!

Visited the inspiring 'A Life in Letterpress' exhibition by Alan Kitching at Pick Me Up at Somerset House, had a great day and even got my book signed by the great man himself!  

Visited the inspiring 'A Life in Letterpress' exhibition by Alan Kitching at Pick Me Up at Somerset House, had a great day and even got my book signed by the great man himself!

 

I took part in Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft 'The Big Steam Print' where I got to produce my largest print ever which measured 1 x 2 metres and than ran over it with a 12.5 ton vintage steam roller!! The day couldn't have been more perfect!

I took part in Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft 'The Big Steam Print' where I got to produce my largest print ever which measured 1 x 2 metres and than ran over it with a 12.5 ton vintage steam roller!! The day couldn't have been more perfect!