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Solarplate workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of my new solarplate etching workshops will be released during my Cambridge Open Studios exhibition.  My studio and gallery will be open during the 1st and third weekend - 4/5, 18/19 July 2015.  I have a mixture of work on sale, however new oil paintings will be released at the exhibition at the VK Gallery in St Ives from 1 October 2015.

Drop in and say hello:-)

Murray Edwards College studio visit

I am looking forward to tomorrow as students from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University are visiting my studio and gallery space.

Murray Edwards College currently holds the largest collection of women’s art in Europe. Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the college, local artists work on a variety of projects. Charlotte Morrison has organised the student visits in order to merge these two worlds together.

Cards at Urban Larder

You will find a selection of my greeting cards from my original solarplate etchings at Urban Larder on Mill Road.

At Urban Larder there is an emphasis on great local food and produce, good coffee, and they also display work from local artists and designers.  Duncan, the owner is creating a fabulous space with an industrial edge to it so do swing by and take a look at the reinvention.

Urban Larder opens at 7.30am on weekdays and coffees are £1.50 before 11am on Takeaway Fridays.

Cambridge Contemporary Art

With immediate effect Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St, Cambridge will stock the complete range of myCambridge Walkabout polymer gravure original etchings.  Please contact the Gallery directly to purchase.  The Gallery will also stock my Cambridge Walkabout boxed sets of greeting cards.

Rachel Dormor Gallery - Burwash

The Rachel Dormor Gallery at Burwash Manor stocks some of my original landscape prints. Also you will find a selection of my floral and oil landscape greeting cards.

And while you are there you can purchase wonderful Rachel Dormor ceramics, crochet by Suzanne Hurst and jewellery by Bek Genery and Birgitte Brauun.

Every Friday, from April 10 2015 I will be at the Gallery from 10 - 5 pm.  Drop in and say hello.

For more information visit the Burwash website.

Addenbrooke's Arts

Here are a few photos from the exhibition at Addenbrooke's Arts.  The show is on until 7 May 2015.

All work is for sale and 25% of the proceeds will go to Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.

An apt dedication

Glimpses solarplate etchings at Addenbrooke's Arts exhibition from 12 March 2015.

In March 2012 my husband Luke, at the age of 50, had major heart surgery at Papworth Hospital. While waiting with him in the recovery room I watched 8 patients be revived by the most amazing team of nurses and doctors. During those five hours I made a decision to do something that I would find challenging while raising money for the British Heart Foundation. I set myself a target of raising £5,000 in one year from March 2012 – April 2013.

To challenge myself I enlisted on a self-funded 100km trek in the Sahara Desert in March 2013 to mark the end of my year of fund raising. The Glimpses solarplate etchings on exhibition at Addenbrooke's Arts represent walks I took during the 11 months of preparation while training for the Sahara trek. They range from Cambridge Colleges on a summer’s day, in the Peak District in snow, on the coastal paths of Norfolk, around the fields of Cambridgeshire and also a trek in the mountains of Coorg, Southern India.

At the end of my fund raising year I exceeded my target and raised £9,895. I split the funds between the British Heart Foundation, the Joe Herrington Memorial Fund (this funds screening for heart conditions in teenagers through CRY) and the American Heart Association. I finished the 5-day, 119km trek in 39ºC temperatures, with shredded feet- exhausted but happy.

This series of work is dedicated to those friends who walked, laughed, encouraged and inspired me during my year of fund raising.

My Glimpses’ collection of eight small, square solarplate relief etchings are all in varied editions of 25. Some of my hand-pulled original print editions will include chine collé, gold or silver leaf, or might have some additions of hand colouring using watercolour pencils. All my work is printed on Somerset 100% cotton printmaking paper. I only use specialised lightfast oil printmaking inks.

Dedicated to the following people

Ali Woollatt, Julie Broomfield, Lisa Kennedy, Tiggr Dearden, Vicki Shepherd, Tania Brint, Gail DeFries, Ruth Nicholls, Rebecca Cicolecchia, Mateja Jamnik, Clarisse Briend, Diana Day, Shirley Shipton, Helen Druiff, Barbara Taylor, Ute Semrau-Boughton, Karrie Fuller, Lesley Tubb, Tricia Beasley, Penny Chudleigh, Christine Latham, Karen Austin, Elaine Robinson and Beth Aplin.

Burwash Manor Farm

From Monday 2 March 2015 I will have some of my prints at the new Rachel Dormor Ceramics Gallery at Burwash Manor Farm.

You will find etchings and monoprints on display and some selected solarplate etchings. The Gallery opened its doors last week after taking over the Burwash Art site from painter Cheryl Warren who is soon to be off on an exciting travel schedule.

Rachel Dormor Ceramics are classic, timeless pieces with a retro edge to them. Also on display in the jewellery cabinets are gorgeous pieces from Birgitte Bruun and Bek Genery.

Glimpses in Drawn from Nature

I will have 26 etchings on display at Addenbrooke's Arts from 12 March 2015. More details will follow but here are 4 etchings from the range.

Bookmarks

I have been experimenting with handprinted bookmarks. Here are the first ones off the press.

Greeting cards

I have a new stock of greeting cards at my studio. Each one is £2.50, or 5 for £10.00.

Other stockists are Fitzbillies, Urban Larder, Country Kitchen, Sayle House, and the Over Gallery.

 

The Shed

I am back in the studio now after taking time off during the Christmas holidays however my studio water pipe is frozen rather hindering my progress!

This week though I have been working on two paintings that have been on the easel for some months now.  The layers of paint are taking much longer to dry but here is one of them that I am hoping will be finally ready in a few weeks. It is an oil on Douglas Fir wood panel called The Shed.

Happy New Year

I am now back in the studio after taking a break over the Christmas holidays.  Despite the chilly weather it is lovely to get going again.  I am working on some new oil paintings and  prints.

I am also in the process of purchasing a new exposure unit which will be an exciting edition to the studio.

My colours so far are more muted but that is a usual occurrence for this time of year!

2014

I have had an interesting year.

Some of my highlights have been the launch of Cambridge Original Printmakers, working with Johnson Matthey on a team building event using art, my solo show at The Over Gallery and commissions for Eve Waldron Design and Addenbrooke's Arts.

I would like to thank everyone for coming to my 2014 exhibitions and I wish you a lovely Christmas break and a Happy New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prints at Cambridge Contemporary Art

I have several prints in the browser at Cambridge Contemporary Art, Trinity St.  You can choose from my new A3 prints from my Cambridge Walkabout range or some of my A4 solarplate etchings.

Studio opening hours for last minute presents

I will be at my studio and gallery from Monday 8 December until 20 December so please email me at jo@jotunmer.com or telephone 07765 563908 to arrange an appointment.  I have a selection of prints, framed and unframed, oil paintings on wood, gift boxed notebook and pen sets, individual cards suitable for Christmas messages and boxed cards sets that make ideal gifts and finally four of my mini oil paintings for sale too.  There is something for everyone.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

Cambridge Christmas - my last show for 2014

So, tomorrow doors open at 12 noon.  The fairy lights will be up, the mulled cider on, mince pies at the ready and I'll be at the back on the stage waiting to greet you.

So venture down to Victoria St, off Christ's Pieces and look for the fairy lights.  The Hall is behind the Unitarian Church that faces onto Emmanuel Road.

Victoria St is situated between equal distances between Grand Arcade, Park Street Queen Anne and Grafton Centre west. Otherwise, cycle or walk - it's going to be a nice day tomorrow:-)

Doors close on Cambridge Christmas 2014 at 8.30pm.

See you there.

New Cambridge etching

I have been working on some new A3 solarplate etchings for a commission for apartments in central Cambridge.  It has been a great project and here is one of the etchings. It is called a Single Study.  This particular version is difficult to ink up due to the white space but it was a lot of fun to do. I will have a few colourways in my browser at my last show for 2014 - Cambridge Christmas.  Doors open at 12 noon on Monday 24 November 2014.

Ideal teacher gifts...

Why not come along to the Cambridge Christmas show on Monday 24 November at the Unitarian Church Hall, Cambridge CB1 1JW, just off Emmanuel Road, and pick up some teacher gifts.  My new range of notebooks and pens make ideal presents for those who have everything - there is even a greeting card inside the pack!

Cambridge Christmas

Cambridge Christmas is now in its seventh year. How time flies!

One of the reasons I started Cambridge Christmas was because as a self employed independent Painter and Printmaker I don't get to attend a 'work' Christmas party.  So I decided to create my own with a group of friends but use it to sell our collections in a fun, quirky environment. It has now been voted by the Cambridge Evening News as the Number 1 place to buy unusual gifts straight from the makers.  So the party just got bigger!

I will be showcasing a new range of products that make ideal Christmas presents. Notebooks and pen sets, calendars and a very small collection of mini oils. But there are only six of them so get there at 12 when the  doors open!

Also I will have my Glimpses range framed in wood and perspex and a selection of greeting cards individually sold or in boxed sets.  My Cambridge Walkabout set is now in limited supply due to popular demand.

Doors open at 12 noon until 8.30pm on Monday 24 November.  Unitarian Church Hall, Cambridge, off Emmanuel Road, CB1 1EW.  Come along and enjoy a mine pie, a glass of mulled cider and purchase some wonderful work straight from the makers.

 

 

 

 

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