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Mavina Baker
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Artist Printmaker and Poet
Artist Printmaker and Poet

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Books, books and more books
Books, books and more books, that was Turn The Page 2018 . . . such variety! It was a busy couple of days, full of lively chat (some glorious Norfolk accents!) and I met some delightful people from my side of the table.   The work you can see from my view-p...
Books, books and more books
Books, books and more books
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Prepping for Turn The Page
turn the page 25 - 26 May 10 until 5 Only a couple of days away and I'm busy getting new work ready for tpp   Meresig is a new piece, inspired by listening to curlews on the estuaries around West Mersea. It’s magical hearing the curlews call late of an even...
Prepping for Turn The Page
Prepping for Turn The Page
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Mini Flutter Books
Sometimes it’s a good idea to try something new, to try a different approach. This isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do when one works alone, sometimes it’s difficult to challenge myself especially when I’m deeply embedded in a comfy rut . . . so, some out...
Mini Flutter Books
Mini Flutter Books
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Hinterland - walking along Mersea sea-wall in the Autumn
Hinterland is inspired by walks along the sea-wall in Mersea, observing the constant shifts in light and mood over the strood, and watching birds in flight. I had it in mind to use a drum-leaf binding because of the small size of the sheets that I'd marbled...
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Ex Libris: Altered Books at Bucks County Museum
There is still time (just) to visit, Ex Libris: Altered Books  at Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury - open until 24 February. Altering books is a very old method of 'recycling'. Long before the printed book, monks recycled old parchment manuscripts by scraping...
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Handwritten Manuscripts (the first thousand years of English)
Before the printing of books (in the west) sometime about 1473/4, every book was handwritten . . . with a quill pen, crikey, fountain pens not invented until the 19th century. And no popping down the shop for some ink! For almost a thousand years books were...
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Floating Ink . . . suminagashi paper marbling
Still in progress, but nearly finished . . . I've been paper marbling, using suminagashi (Japanese marbling) a technique I first practiced in a Print and Bind workshop  with Emily Martin. It is possible to achieve very subtle marks with this technique, and ...
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Happy the bride the sun shines on!
Radio (as always) plays in the background, sunny and warm outside, . . . I'm in the cool of my shed binding wedding guest books for June and July weddings. Laurie thought very carefully about what he wanted this book to be . . . size . . . text . . . even d...
Happy the bride the sun shines on!
Happy the bride the sun shines on!
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Artists Books at BABE 2017
Hope you didn't miss BABE 2017 it's done and there won't be another until 2019 . . . get it in your diaries now so you don't miss any of the marvellous bookishness that is the Bristol Artists Book Event  BABE showreel 2017 The view from behind the desk . . ...
Artists Books at BABE 2017
Artists Books at BABE 2017
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Moving my blog!
I've thoroughly enjoyed writing this blog over the years, and loved you following me. However, it is time for me to start afresh at Teacup Press  so if you'd like to - click on Teacup Press to see what I'm up to. Any comments or questions about artists' boo...
Moving my blog!
Moving my blog!
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