Letterpress Courses 2017

I’ll be teaching a selection of short and long courses over the next few months.  I’ll update this page with further details of dates and times as they become available. Please use the links below to read more about each course; all can be booked online through the relevant website. September 2017 Introduction to Letterpress on […]

Selected Poetry of Joseph Mary Plunkett & George Noble Count Plunkett

To commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising I have produced a limited edition book of selected poetry of my grand uncle Joseph Mary Plunkett and that of his father, George Noble Count Plunkett. This latest book was launched on 5 May as part of a three person show with Siobhan Hyde and Caroline Bond […]

Three Yeats Books

This set of three books of William Butler Yeats’ poetry were designed and printed towards the end of 2015, the year which celebrated the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth. I had the opportunity to work with Yeats’ poetry for a number of projects during the year but wanted to take the chance to make my own books. […]

The Mountain Ash

  This broadside was commissioned by the poet Joan McBreen and published by Artisan House Editions, based in Letterfrack, Co.Galway. Artisan House, run by Mary Ruddy & Vincent Murphy, asked me to design and set the text of the poem, The Mountain Ash, to accompany an etching by the artist Margaret Irwin West. The finished […]

Night Prayer: A Contemporary Book of Hours

Night Prayer: A Contemporary Book of Hours was my masters project and the culmination of two years of research, design and print-making. The hand-made book was produced in a limited edition of twenty copies, containing etchings, lino prints, digital and letterpress printing. Focussing on the text of Night Prayer, each day’s prayer is introduced by an illustrative […]