Blencarn (2001 - 2010)
Lowick House Print Workshop, Cumbria closed in 1998 and so, to continue making lithographs, I needed to drive to Northern Print, over on the east coast. I really enjoyed working there and, of course, it was great being on the quayside at North Shields in the midst of the fishing industry. However, driving there and back and loading and unloading the car twice with all my printing stuff took up five hours of my working day. After a year or two this had to stop.
In 2000 I made the decision to build my own lithography studio and, with the enormous help of a European Union Cultural Business Award the Blencarn print studio was built . . . down the garden.