My background in screen printing dates back to the 1970s when I first worked for a screen printer and then lectured at the London College of Printing. However, the chemicals used at the time were highly toxic and damaging, so I decided instead to move on to a career in IT and, later, the travel industry.
But I never lost my love of printing, and the introduction of water-based inks a few years ago was enough to entice me into investing in my own screen-printing kit. Moving to St Ives, I’ve been lucky enough to work on commissions for textile pieces based on artworks by Sandra Blow and Terry Frost. I also run introductory workshops on different aspects of screen printing, which I’m hoping to expand this summer.