Saturday, 29 July 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cover Art work for Russian Edition of A J Fikry

I quite like the simplicity of the Russian cover (above)
compared to the UK Edition (below)
and the Taiwanese Edition, published in 2014.
Artwork by Su Blackwell 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fresh Flowers from Bloomon UK

Every bouquet is different depending on the growing season.
 July's bouquet consists of lilies, rose and thistles.
June's bouquet included wild rose, alliums, peonies and hollyhocks. 

Flowers from bloomon.co.uk 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

An opportunity for Artists living and working in the UK

I applied to AA2A back in 2008, after graduating from college a few years earlier. 
It was an invaluable experience for me, as I was able to take advantage of the equipment on offer at my local University to further develop my work. 
I also had a chance to exhibit a small collection of my work after the placement in front of an appreciative, and enthusiastic audience. 
For details, and to apply, visit their website www.aa2a.org

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Workshops at Charleston House

Here are some photos from the workshop I ran at Charleston House yesterday, and the end results.

Each participant designed and made a paper rose, using the techniques that I shared with them. 

If you're interested in booking a place on my next workshop, go to
or email m.perkins@charleston.org.uk 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Dwelling Exhibition Catalogue Available




A beautiful catalogue documenting 'Dwelling', the 2015 exhibition at Pola, Tokyo and Long & Ryle, London.
15 x 15 cm 
24 pages in full colour
Available from online store

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Dates of Upcoming Workshops in Lewes and London

For anyone interested in attending one of my paper cutting/paper sculpting workshops
I'm scheduled to be running More Workshops at Charleston House in Lewes on
Monday 23rd October and Friday 1st December 2017

Further Workshops are scheduled for March, June and October 2018. 
Exact dates to be confirmed.

I'll also be running a Christmas Workshop in Highgate, North London
on Saturday 16th December

For further information and to buy tickets,
go to the Host's websites at the links below.

Charleston House Workshops
London Workshop

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' Notebooks

These A6 lined notebooks and laser-cut greeting cards featuring 
The Twelve Dancing Princesses are back in stock in my online shop.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

If you're just starting out in paper-cutting, here is useful tip when using Swann Morten blades


Taken from Swann-Morten website http://www.swann-morton.com/product_range                                                
Safe Handling of Swann-Morton Products
The way in which a surgical blade is handled prior to use can determine how effectively 
it performs during use. There are a number of ways that the cutting edge of a blade can 
become damaged once removed from its protective foil packet:
: When removing a blade from the protective packet make sure it is not dropped
into a metal bowl or container as this can reduce the initial keenness of the cutting edge 
even before it is fitted to the handle

:If you have to use forceps or needle holders to remove the blade from its protective packet 
ensure that you do not grip the blade across the cutting edge.


To Attach A Surgical Blade:


Use the following procedure to attach a surgical blade:
 
  1. Grip blade with forceps, or similar, avoiding contact with cutting edge.
  2. Hold handle in left hand with bayonet fitting uppermost.
  3. Place blade partway over handle fitting and engage slots.
  4. Slide blade until it clicks into position.
  5. To improve assembly, flex blade slightly upwards when sliding onto the handle.

To Remove A Surgical Blade:

Use the following procedure to detach a surgical blade:

1: Grip blade with forceps or needle holders at point A
making sure that the cutting edge is facing away from hand and body.
2: Ensure the blade is pointing downwards and towards the trolley and 
NOT towards another member of your team.
3: Whilst holding the handle firmly lift the back edge of the blade with the forceps or 
needle holders and slide away the handle.
4: The preferred method would be a Swann-Morton blade remover device.

Still Showing, Until 19th November 2018 - 'Plumlines' Installation at Croome Court, Worcester