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 […]

Exhibitions Summer 2016

This Summer I am delighted to be taking part in three exhibitions in Dublin and Galway. Graphic Studio Dublin The Summer Exhibition of new prints by Members and Visiting Artists opens in Graphic Studio Dublin on Saturday 9th July at 2pm and continues until 31st August. Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5.30pm Saturday: 11am – […]

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 […]

Upcoming Letterpress Courses 2015

Here are some details of letterpress courses I’m teaching this June & July in Distillers Press and The National Print Museum. I’m a bit late advertising as the one day course in the National Print museum has already booked out but do keep an eye on their website for future courses. Distillers Press, NCAD Three […]

Presidential Printing

I had the honour this year of printing some very special books of Yeats poetry which mark Yeats2015, the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. The books were presented to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington DC to mark Saint Patrick’s […]

Exquisite Editions

I’m delighted to have been invited to exhibit at the National Print Museum as part of this beautiful exhibition ‘Exquisite Editions’. 25 books from Irish and International Fine Presses have been selected by the shows curator, Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press. All are printed letterpress, in limited edition and I’m honoured to have my […]