As a photographer Mark has always had a passion for a traditional way of life and an interest in traditional skills and crafts which is reflected in his photographic work. Inspired by the makers he meets Mark started carving lino using traditional methods & an old french book press. This year Mark is exhibiting his photography and his printmaking.
With a long term interest in traditional skills and crafts Mark has been photographing Master Craftspeople in the Watlington area which will be exhibited at the Watlington Club as part of the Watlington Photographers Collective
Mark is celebrating 21 years of working as a professional photographer mainly in the South Oxfordshire area photographing the makers, creators and producers of this rich area of artisans. With a long term interest in traditional skills and crafts Mark has been photographing Master Craftspeople in the Watlington area which will be exhibited at the Watlington Club as part of the Watlington Photographers Collective
Just 2 years ago Mark rediscovered linocutting after doing a few linocuts back at his Foundation course in Art and Design in 1994. Mark loves the artisanal process of carving the lino, inking the plate then printing either by hand or with his old French book press on beautiful handmade printing paper. Mark's exhibition at the Orange Bakery showcases the processes of making artisan bread by hand in this wonderful family run business together with linocut prints of vintage kitchenalia found in antique shops. Mark will be demonstrating his linocutting and possibly even have his vintage French book press with him. Limited edition prints and postcards will be available to purchase at the bakery.