Here at Salmon Jam Press, Cassie and I are never far from our source of inspiration: the trees and rivers of Northumberland.
I am an artist printmaker, creating wood engravings, woodcuts and letterpress from my musings on the river bank, and often in the river itself.
I try to stay true to nature and my wonder at what we find.
I am creating work to share and so I print each item according to demand but without exceeding 150 in each edition.
This leads to great value prices for original hand printed pieces of work.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy what you find.
I had a lovely trip up to Hethpool House a few days ago to choose a new member of the Salmon Jam Press team!
She is adorable and will introduce her to you at the end of the month when I bring her home.
I am exhibiting at the British Craft Trade Fair 8-10th April so have plenty of work to do over the next few months. I will be doing new prints, finding new wood on location, and will be showcasing my wood images onto Bone China mugs, Place mats, and Tea Towels.
I am featured in The Northumbrian Magazine Dec/Jan issue with a very kind article written by Susie White and appropriately titled: "Going against the flow, naturally"
Thank you to everyone who enjoyed, found wonder, and purchased the wood prints.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few."
Beautifully printed Greetings Cards on smooth and silky card.
Cards are 150mm x 150mm and come with a cream envelope.
The reverse of the card features details too, to enhance the enjoyment of the front image. It may include the location of the tree, some poetry, a photograph, or a drawing or etching.
"the use of woodcuts will know no end, so long as the importance of printing is duly appreciated and the liberty of the press held sacred. "
Thomas Bewick Wood Engraver 1753-1828
"He disappeared beneath the surface, so she caught her breath and sang again. She was singing of her happy times."
Salmon Jam Press
The first tree of 2018 is the Birch.