Our Lawrence Art Shop has been working on a collaborative craft project since early October to bring a Christmas forest scene to life. Our talented crew of artists made over a dozen figurines and set up a wintry street leading to a miniature model of the Lawrence Art Shop. Using commonly available materials in the household such as newspaper, cardboard and glue you can make your own paper mache models by following this simple guide.Continue reading
If you are looking for a smoother alternative to lino or softcut printing blocks, you have come to the right place. We at Lawrence’s are now stocking Japanese Vinyl in a variety of sizes for all your printmaking needs. Watch printmaker Hannah Forward try out this new material, sharing her art-in-progress and her observations on the Japanese Vinyl.
Take a look at how our tool kits are made:
Tim uses a template to punch the holes out that hold the tools.
Student lino tools ready for wrapping.
Kit includes G3, G5, G9 gouges and V4 and V6 V-tools. Great as a present for someone who is getting about their lino printing.
So, here’s our metal cutting machine, we name him ‘Edward’
The cutter is operated by a foot pedal which Tim controls as he pushes the copper into the machine. It makes lots of loud noises!
Tim cuts the metal dowling down to the right size to fit the etching points
He then hammers the point into it’s wooden holder
They are then sharpened into shape using our sharpening machine “Howard” (friends with Edward the metal cutter).
Lovely finished points