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Clare Melinsky's lino-cuts in colour and black and white follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last thirty years her illustrations have been used in advertising, for labels and packaging, and in editorial work for books, magazines and newspapers.

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To commission an illustration from Clare Melinsky please contact Benjamin Cox at the Central Illustration Agency
17b Perseverance Works, 38 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DD
Telephone: +44[0]20 3222 0007
E-mail: info@centralillustration.com

January workshops 2017

January workshops 2017

Make some lino cut prints at my January workshops.
Saturdays from 10.00 - 4.00 pm. Beginners are welcome as well as more advanced students.
All tools and materials supplied; bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.
£60.00 includes a very nice lunch and refreshments.
The venue is Thomas Tosh cafe´ and shop in Thornhill, twelve miles north of Dumfries
Gift vouchers are available.
Please email Thomas Tosh to book your place
info@thomastosh.com
t:01848 331553

Workshops coming up

Workshops coming up

Here are my next lino cut print making workshops that you can join. Please contact the venue to book any event.

November 13th - 16th 2016 Higham Hall http://highamhall.com/?s=clare+melinsky
March 17th - 19th 2017 Higham Hall http://highamhall.com/?s=clare+melinsky
April 24th - 27th 2017 Higham Hall http://highamhall.com/?s=clare+melinsky
A splendid rural retreat in the Lake District; many creative courses are held here throughout the year.
tel. 017687 76276

November 26th 2016 MAKlab Dumfries http://maklab.co.uk/workshops/#dumfries-workshops
Spend a Saturday at this new venue in the High Street which offers hi-tec creative opportunities as well as my traditional print making.
01387 255743

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2017 http://www.thomastosh.com/contact
These are my regular annual workshops on Saturdays in January at Thomas Tosh shop and cafe´ in my local village, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 5EA.
The cost is £60.00 for one day 10.00 - 4.00pm, which includes lunch and refreshments. Look at the workshop information on my website for more information.
tel. 01848 331553

Open Studios 28th-30th May 2016

Open Studios  28th-30th May 2016

You are welcome to visit me during Open Studios weekend 28th, 29th and 30th May.
I shall have a mix of work on show and for sale. Some of my Penguin Shakespeare book covers will be on display, as it is an anniversary year: 400 years since Shakespeare's death.
All the information and maps are on the Spring Fling website, lots to do and see in this beautiful and remote corner of south west Scotland. Ninety studios in Dumfries and Galloway will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend.
www.spring-fling.co.uk

Make lino cut prints with me in February 2016

Make lino cut prints with me in February 2016

Each Saturday in February I shall be running workshops in Thornhill, my local town in Dumfriesshire, south-west Scotland.
10.00- 4.00 each day, all materials and tools provided. Only six students in each class, so plenty of individual attention.
Thomas Tosh provides the spacious venue, a welcoming café and shop just off the high street. An excellent lunch and refreshments is included in the price: £60.00 per day.
My students use Easycut lino which is much easier to cut than the traditional material, and prints really well.
Beginners are welcome, more experienced students are welcome as well.

You can book one class or several: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2016. Ring Trisha or Yvonne at Thomas Tosh 01848 331553, or email info@thomastosh.com

http://thomastosh.com/

Artisan Biscuit Tins for Autumn

Artisan Biscuit Tins for Autumn

M&S Meadow Cake

M&S Meadow Cake

A cake box for Marks and Spencers, on the shelves now.

Spring Fling Open Studios 2015

Spring Fling Open Studios 2015

It's time for Spring Fling again, Scotland's Premier Art and Craft Open Studios Event.
There are 95 studios to visit in Dumfries and Galloway, which is in the far south west of Scotland.
This year I am exhibiting at home for the first time. My studio is number 75 on the Spring Fling map, at Highland Cottage, Gatelawbridge, Thornhill DG3 5EA.
Lino cut prints for sale: some new work, others selected from my archive of forty years of illustration . Framed and unframed, price £30-£250. And all my latest postcards.

www.spring-fling.co.uk

Easter Chicks

Easter Chicks

Artisan biscuit tins for Easter

Artisan biscuit tins for Easter

More biscuit tins commissioned by The Fine Cheese Company of Bath.
These have Easter Bunnies and Easter Chicks.

Exhibition in Thornhill February 3rd - March 7th 2015

Exhibition in Thornhill February 3rd - March 7th 2015

Lino cut prints commissioned for the museums of Dumfries and Galloway. Castle and cottage, tolbooth and town hall, industrial and domestic architecture are all here, mostly built of the local red sandstone. A selection of my other work on show too.

Thomas Tosh provides the venue. A stylish space that was once a parish hall, now a shop, gallery and excellent cafe´.
10.00 - 5.00 [ closed Sundays ]

http://www.thomastosh.com

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