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  • Writer's pictureMary Parker

One month later....

... I have made slow progress, but things are afoot! Work is progressing on my next bottle kiln linocut, the smallest one at Gladstone Pottery Museum and I'm hoping to print the first of three colours soon.

A very exciting opportunity is coming up in conjunction with Made In Staffs in the next month or so, as a new community gallery, shop and workspace is opening in Church Street, Uttoxeter. Called Two Silver Pennies , it will showcase Staffordshire artists and crafters, giving customers the opportunity to buy unique products handmade in the county. It will also house two small businesses, as well as hosting a meeting space for workshops. I am extremely happy to be involved and will have a number of my original linocuts for sale when it opens in April!

I have recently been trying to track down a few old single-colour lino blocks that I use for hand-printed cards. So far two have eluded me, but the old faithful pelargonium block has been pressed into service again, ten years old and still going strong. I enjoyed working through some shades from salmon to shocking pink, it was a satisfying session of printing. Hopefully my rose and fishing boat blocks will surface soon..... These cards are available through my Folksy shop and will also be at Two Silver Pennies.

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