Posts tagged ‘hand made’

March 25, 2013

print & Book making workshops@36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton

Print & Book Making Workshops@36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton 

New for the summer, Print &Book Making workshops Tuesday 25th June & Tuesday 2nd July 6.30-9pm £55 (including all materials).

The next series of Print & Book Binding workshops @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton will include the opportunity to buy a simple bookbinding pack with all the materials and tools to get you started.  The first evening introduces you to a selection of simple printmaking techniques onto paper, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts on the second evening.

Available to buy at the end of the day, for £7.50, are beginners binding packs consisting of a folding bone, bookbinding needles and  linen thread to get you started at home.

‘Hemy’ Theresa Easton & Ian Horn

The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.

To Book: Booking FormWeb 2013 print&Book

Email: Tel: 07981381830

Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

If you can’t make either of these dates, why not sign up to the blog and receive regular updates of future print related workshops, including Print & Book Binding?

July 8, 2012

Printmaking & Book Binding @ 36 Lime Street 7th July

Saturdays  print & bookbinding workshop at Theresa Easton’s new space on Level 2 @ 36 Lime Street started in a warm summery studio with a group of eager participants travelling from as far afield as Bury in Lancashire!

The morning was spent experimenting with printing techniques using a well seasoned etching press from Intaglio Printmaker, the drying rack was soon stuffed with prints waiting to dry, ready for the afternoons session of glueing, stitching and folding.

The afternoon kicked off with a welcome donation of chocolates provided by Lorraine & Chris.  Participants made a series of books including two different types of folded books, two pamphlet stitch books and a Japanese stab bound book.

There are still a couple of places on the next print & book workshop, 18th August 10-4pm.  For further information, download Booking Form Summer 2012 print&Bookforweb  Summer Print & Book2012

April 18, 2012

New Broadsides for The Late Shows @ 36 Lime Street Gallery

The Late Shows @ 36 Lime Street Gallery will be exhibiting  In Cahoots, an exhibition based on collaboration.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2012.

The Late Shows marks the international event ‘Museums at Night’, which takes place across Europe. For further information visit

Theresa Easton will be presenting a series of traditional broadside responding to an article by Matt Carr, Riots, materialism and the political elite.

In the article, Carr refers to the expenses claims by MP’s and the lavish articles furnishing second homes.

Education Secretary Michael Gove, blamed last years riots on, ‘a culture of greed and instant gratification, rootless hedonism and amoral violence’.  Between 2005-07 Gove claimed £7,000 furnishing his north Kensington home:

£331 Chinon armchair

£493 Manchu cabinet

£134.50 on a pair of elephant lamps

£750 Loire table

£432  birch Camargue chair

£238.50.birdcage coffee table

Historically broadsides were printed onto one side of a large peice of paper advertising events and proclamations.  Popular in the 1700’s Theresa Easton uses  the motif of the Tree as a reference to political satire of the early 1800’s.

December 2, 2011

Christmas Book Emporium in Durham 3rd & 4th December

Tony Redman

This weekend Theresa Easton will be taking part in New Writing North’s Christmas Book Emporium in The Debating Chamber in the historic centre of Durham’s Palace Green.

On display will be The Sunderland Book Project with recent work on display by Anna Welsh and Fiona Barnes (photo & website coming soon).

Fiona Barnes is currently in her 3rd year FD Photography degree at Sunderland University.


Fiona Barnes

Her book Freemasons’ Hall, Queen Street Sunderland is a documentary based project highlighting ‘the oldest purpose built meeting place in the world’, Fiona Barnes.

Fiona Barnes


Fiona Barnes

Also on display by Sunderland based creative practitioners will be work by Tony Redman, Pauline Alldis, Jo Cunningham, Tricia Green, Alyson Stoker, Pauline Taylor and work by national & international practitioners.

Pauline Aldis
Jo Cunningham
Tricia Green
Alyson Stoker
Pauline Taylor

 The Sunderland Book Project is a not for profit project.  Books are not for sale and visitors are positively encouraged to pick the work up, browse and read at leisure.

Theresa Easton  will be showing a selection of  book work including the latest addition ‘The Gardening Book’  which presents a collection of  lino prints and silk screen work on Hahnemuhle paper in a concertina style; as well as Travels in Time, which proved very popular at Ouseburn Open Studios, so much so that a visitor decided to help themselves, soshe is now left with just two copies!  It is a beautiful book that sits comfortably in the palm of the hand when folded up, but when unraveled tells a simple story of world culture and animal representation inspired by the Hancock Museum’s collection.

The Gardening Book
The Tower – part of the al-Mutanabbi Street Starts here Coalition
Travels in Time
November 25, 2011

Lime Street Looks Lush!

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November 18, 2011

36 Lime Street Grand Raffle at Ouseburn Open Studios

Enamelled jewellery by Allyson Blackman

This years Ouseburn Open Studios offers visitors something different with the 36 Lime Street Grand Raffle.   For more details visit 36 Lime Street Gallery 26th & 27th November 2011 for tickets and prizes.

Sparklehouse, jewellery by Allyson Blackman, can be found on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street.  Allyson Blackman has donated a selection of jewllery.  Allyson makes and sells handmade, copper, silver and enamel jewellery. Each individual piece is hand-cut and decorated using enamel and carefully selected sections of vintage Chintz china patterns.

Glass brooches by Sue Woolhouse and Bowl by Julia Roxburgh

 Original artwork has been donated by a selection of the creative practitioners based at 36 Lime Street.

Sue Woolhouse, architectural glass artist has donated a selection of glass brooches, usually retailing at £10 along with ceramic work by Julia Roxburgh  worth £40.   Julia Roxburgh’s studio can be found on Level 4 at 36 Lime Street.

Sue specialises in the design and fabrication of architectural glass, gifts and awards. Residencies are undertaken within schools, colleges and centres within the heart of the community.
Try your hand at glass fusing using bullseye in a creative and supportive environment with access to professional facilities. You can call Sue for further information regarding future workshops. Sue Woolhouse’s studio can be found on Level 1 at 36 Lime Street.


Helena Seget

Challenging standard approaches to design, Helena Seget’s passion lies in creating idiosyncratic pieces for interior spaces. Working purely in porcelain, her current portfolio includes shelves, floor tiles, furniture and wall art.
Helena also undertakes photographic projects – such as her ‘Tyneside Cinema Chairs’ series, and her collaborative work with her pet rat, ‘Tony Blair Artist-Rat’, which was reported on across the world.

Helena’s work is sold both privately and through local galleries. Commissions are welcomed.


Original Lithograph by Lee Turner, Hole Editions.


 Lee Turner (Hole Editions) has provided two original Lithographs depicting local scenes. Hole Editions is an independent printer and publisher of direct hand printed fine art lithographs. Collaborating with local, national and international artists.  Hole Editions can be found on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street.

Lee Turner

Steve Marshall 'Stranded Red Boat'

Stephen John  Marshall has worked as an artist in the community for many years either individually or with other artists, particularly Malcolm Smith.

The work he has undertaken covers a large range including banners, commissions, coordination of projects, events, murals, mosaics, sessional projects, teaching in schools and workshops.

 Louis Bradley, organiser of the Grand Raffle has a studio on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street and will be showing a selection of new work inclduing silk-screenprints made recently at Northern Print, also taking part in Ouseburn Open Studios.

Recent work by Louise Bradley

October 27, 2011

The Book Apothecary has two days left of its current Tour

I think...concertina style book by Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton Altered Suitcase with hand made artist’s books and book work, including enamelled glass vessels.

Book Apothecary is inspired by the idea of book and botanical categorisation systems, proving that books can be visual as well as informative.  Part of the Durham Book Festival, the Book Apothecary is the inspirationl idea of Yvette Hawkins and presents  a travelling book museum created by the artists Yvette Hawkins, Aidan Moesby, Theresa Easton and Stevie Ronnie, and a team of young people.

Mini books by Theresa Easton on sale at Open Studios 26th & 27th Nov 2011

They have worked together to share skills in book binding, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, audio and writing to create a unique travelling vessel designed by furniture maker Nick James.  Find out more at

Catch Book Apothecary on its travels and explore hidden and unusual handmade books.

Thursday 27
Newton Hall Library 10am – 12pm

Peterlee Library 2pm -4pm

Friday 28
Wolsingham Library 10am -12pm
Chilton Library 2pm – 4pm