Originally from London, I trained as a ceramicist at Bath Spa University and now live and work in Bristol. I completed an MA in Mutli Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England in 2011 and am now based in my studio at Hamilton House, Bristol.
My current body of work is about the plants that I share my home and studio with. I am drawn to their architectural shapes and contours. The wide range of leaf colour and pattern in these cacti, succulents and leafy plants allow me to develop layers of texture and tone within the forms.
I use a mixture of reduction lino print and mono print (using the rollers like paint brushes) to produce variable edition prints. I sometimes etch into the lino with caustic soda to create more brush like marks. I’ve also begun a range of block printed textiles, using my Lino blocks like a stamp with Eco Friendly textiles inks onto 100% cotton.
What is a Reduction Linocut?
In a reduction print the artist develops all the colours from the same block. For each colour pass the artist removes more material from the block. Each colour is printed on top of the previous. The artist must print the entire edition as they work, because the printable area of the single block is reduced with each pass.
What is an original print?
An artist conceives and produces an original print through one or more printmaking techniques. The artist can use either classic printmaking techniques such as lithography, etching, relief and screenprinting or digital imaging to produce an original print. When an artwork is conceived in another medium, copied (usually through a photographic process) and then printed using commercial processes such as giclee, it is a reproduction and not an original print.
Most original prints are made in limited editions of 10-50 to a maximum of 250, agreed and signed by the artist.
I have been teaching printmaking on and off since 2009. I have taught at Spike Print Studio, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Drawing School, Bristol Folkhouse, Pop-Up Shops, various private classes and 1:1 tuition sessions from my studio.
Currently I am running regular classes in Linocutting and Block Printing onto Fabric. For current course details please visit http://www.kerryday.co.uk
For 1:1 sessions and private bookings please email me for details/prices on firstname.lastname@example.org