Down the Canal by Jo Degenhart

Sankey Valley Survey- January 2018

As I have told you I am spending this year studying Sankey Valley Park, a park that runs along Sankey Canal. I am not entirely sure where it will take me but I went out in January to work out the area I am going to look at and see what I could find. I Read More

Sea Breeze lino print by Jo Degenhart

Studio Diary- January

I always find January a tricky time of year to get going. It seems such a long time since I worked and while the time spent with family and friends over Christmas is lovely, it leave me in a state of limbo which inevitably leads to inaction. I took part in ACEOs and Tiny Art Read More

Woodland by Jo Degenhart

A New Challenge for 2018

I wanted to tell you a little bit about a project which I have decided to undertake in 2018. As you know, my work centers around nature and our changing relationship with it. I love to explore the small detail and the wider picture and look at the part nature plays in all parts of Read More

Printing Wast Water by Jo Degenhart

Studio Diary-Summer/Autumn 2017

Hmm, so the last few months have been pretty busy and I have not managed to make time for my blog. I have missed writing it so I thought I could spend the next few weeks catching you up on what I have been up to, starting with the work I have created. When visiting the Read More

By Jo Degenhart

30 Days Wild

In May I found out about 30 Days Wild which is a challenge organised by The Wildlife Trust that runs through June and attempts to get people engaged with nature, learn lots and get excited by what is around them. As my work is inspired by being outdoors, it seemed to be a brilliant way Read More

Printing Climbing on Tree Skeletons

Studio Diary- May/June 2017

I decided to combine May and June’s Studio Diaries as they seem to have sped by and melded into one for me this year! May was spent finishing off the Spring wildflower prints by printing a composite of all 12 flowers. I have not managed to get it into the shop yet as I have Read More

Wildflower ACEOs by JO Degenhart

Studio Diary- April 2017

April was all about the Wildflowers when I became part of a little group Facebook called ACEOs and Tiny Art Club and planned, carved and printed a series of ACEOs for an online sale. They are a talented group of Artists so it was a little intimidating, to say the least. For those of you who do Read More

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Studio Diary – March 2017

This month I have really got going with my new press! I have been carving furiously and experimenting to create a number of lino prints, learning a lot along the way. The first linocut I printed on it was ‘Sea Foam’ using my new narrow rollers to create multiple colours on a single linocut. This is not possible on Read More

Day 24 28 Drawings Later Sketchbook Challenge by Jo Degenhart

Studio Diary- February 2017

I love keeping a sketchbook but sometimes when I am juggling so many things it is one of the first things to be dropped from the long list of things to be done. Last year I took part in two drawing challenges; 28 Drawings Later Challenge in February and Inktober in October. In both challenges Read More

Rollaco Press Jo Degenhart

New Rollaco Press

Well, this Rollaco Gem Press is the latest addition to my little studio. I have had a little play and am planning some designs to print on it which I will show you soon but I thought it would be good to introduce you first. Being six foot tall, I asked the maker John Pears to Read More