I am Emily Harvey, a Yorkshire based printmaker, teacher, and author of the curious printmaker blog. I love to experiment with printmaking as a way of exploring the world and expressing ideas.
I studied at Darlington College of Arts and Bower Ashton in Bristol. My art school training led me into environmental work, farming, building, sign writing and eventually back to community arts.
In 1988 I co-founded Skippko Arts Team in Leeds and am currently involved with the company as a board member.
My next move was to work for City of York Council setting up a city wide community arts service, training arts workers and engaging as many people as possible in creative development projects. Although I no longer work for the council I still run community projects as well as making prints, and teaching printmaking.
The blog celebrates printmaking experiments and accidents. It contains an expanding resource of information to inspire your curiosity and spark your creativity.
Please dive in and explore, you will find printmaking tips, tricks and techniques to enliven your own work and to share with others.
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Let me know if you have suggestions for new articles or just a thought about the site. If you try out any of the printmaking techniques please leave a comment, it would be great to know what happened. I will incorporate any new information and update things as we go along.
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