Sir Peter Shaffer

The recent death of Sir Peter Shaffer had the inevitable effect here of reminding us of the making of our edition of EQUUS – in 2009. After all the labours of Clive Hicks-Jenkins in the making of the images and of ourselves in getting the book together, we were...

Rather pleased with ourselves!

  This photograph, actually taken some time ago by a visiting friend, does seem rather appropriate at this particular moment – as we have the immense pleasure of launching our new website. It became quite obvious some time ago that our old setup was no longer...

Lost and Found

  For a week or so in 1991, Rigby Graham was staying with us during the printing of his monumental book Kippers & Sawdust, helping me with the (to me utterly new and absolutely terrifying) arts of printing colour woodcuts. “Spread it on like strawberry...

Monkey Puzzle

For all of the thirty-odd years we have been living at Catchmays Court – and probably about 100 years before that – a wonderfully prominent feature of the landscape has been our massive Araucaria, Chilean Pine. It was a female tree at least 30 metres high...

April!

After lunch, I had enjoyed a satisfying snooze in the sun in this very chair. Two hours later it was full of hail. Such exaggerated and unpredictable behaviour is just what one would expect from a year so young. I love it!      ...

Some More Spring Stuff – while we are still in the mood!

      Even more greatly moved by the arrival of Spring than usual this year, I dug into the file remembering this early experiment done in the very first year of my printing life. Some feelings don’t change much over the years!   And all at once I saw a crowd...