National Trust Linocut Commission

Updated: Jan 17


It’s been one amazing year, so thank you for all your support and words of encouragement along the way.

I’ll be taking time to reflect on the year over Christmas.

Certainly some of the highlights have been my first York Open Studio’s and the many linocut workshops throughout the year.

So to go out of 2018 on one massive high, here’s my hot off the press news…

National Trust Commission

Yes you read that right!

I’ve been commissioned to create a series of 12 linocut prints.

These will be used for branding and marketing materials for the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in Suffolk.


A Leeds based design agency, Journal contacted me about estimating for the commission last month. I didn’t think I’d get it in my wildest dreams!

The prints could be used on anything from interpretation panels and leaflets to children’s trails.

I’ve started working on the sketches for the brief today. They’re very complex designs so will certainly keep me busy throughout Christmas and January!

I’ll be honest it’s a wee bit daunting. You can’t stick lino back on if you make a mistake! Each design will take me at least 6 solid hours to carve. That’s a lot of concentration. So I’ll be doing this in 15 min blocks with lots of breaks in between.

I’ll be able to share the finished designs and steps used to create it, when the project goes live in spring 2019.

Read more about the transformation of the visitor experience to the site on the national Trust's website here.

Thank you Mike Pringle my new ‘work in progress’ photos.

#linocut #NationalTrust #commission

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