My designs all start off with a block of lino. My original design is hand drawn directly onto the block, which I carve away using a series of fine gouges. This is a long process requiring care and precision - a wrong cut can't be undone! The technique is similar to woodcut.
Once complete, I use a roller to coat the key block evenly in ink. To print, I use either a Japanese bamboo-wrapped tool called a baren, or a small hand press. Each relief block print is unique - each slightly different dependent on ink texture and pressure, meaning that every original print is one of a kind.
Prints that have been digitised into fabric or mirrors retain the charm of the master.