Post-notes by Jim Jackson:
When I was at Central St Martins I took courses in glass fabrication with Helen Maurer and experimental printmaking with Sean Myers. Both of these practitioner-lecturers were enormously helpful. I share a keen interest in printmaking with two of my art-teaching colleagues, Chris Lundie Smith and Dokun Oyetunde.
These linos are the ‘training copies’ I cut again and again to get my hand skills up to speed. It’s a little like doing scales, over and over, for music. Some of my recent efforts (undoubtably) need to be refined. More will post, but nothing major till they’re finalised. Balancing this with the Python work and other jobs is doable if the timing’s carefully planned.
It’s slow going and my output is modest.
There are good reasons to persist with this, it isn’t being done on a whim. My tighter pencil drawings for what’s planned to be cut and printed may show up in a short video next year.
Till then, thanks for your interest – and please check in again.
Below : two views of one of the glass pieces that Helen Maurer helped me make.