My name is Alexandra Buckle. I have been a full time professional printmaker and artist since 2012, and I've had an interest in art, design and craft my whole life. I was previously based near Buckingham and I am now living in Bicester, Oxfordshire, where I have set up my own home printmaking studio.
I'm inspired by countryside walks and excited by light, shadow and colour. I enjoy capturing my favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts. This relief printing technique involves cutting and printing several layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. Reduction prints are sometimes referred to as suicide prints.
Visit the Linocut Gallery to see a selection of old and new work displayed by theme. To see my newer work and to see which prints are available to purchase, visit Linocuts for Sale,
I teach private lino printing classes and workshops at my home studio in Bicester. I can tailor my workshops to artists or printmakers wishing to improve their skills, or to complete beginners. Visit Lino Printing Classes for more information.
Bucks Art Weeks 2018, 9th - 24th June
I am taking part at two venues for Bucks Art Weeks this year; Claydon Gallery and the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild. During Bucks Art Weeks (formerly Bucks Open Studios), makers across the county open up their studios and put on exhibitions. Entry to all Bucks Art Weeks events is free. Several areas create Art Trails in addition to the brochure, you can see all the art trails here
This is venue number 37 in the Bucks Art Weeks brochure, you can see the website listing here
I'll be showing a large selection of framed pieces and I'll have plenty of mounted work with me too.
The gallery is housed within the courtyard at Claydon Estate which is hosting 23 artists throughout it's various businesses this year. There will be daily demonstrations and plenty of beautiful art and craft to see, all at one stop.
Relax in the Phoenix Tea Room after you visit and walk around the beautiful Estate Gardens and National Trust Claydon House. Entry to the courtyard is FREE. Please note that all events at Claydon Estate are closed on Thursday and Friday.
I am planning to be present and demonstrating every day, though I am unlikely to be able to come on Tuesdays, and on Saturday 16th June I will be manning the Craft Guild shop, see below...
Buckinghamshire Craft Guild
This is a group entry in the Bucks Art Weeks brochure, venue number 128, see the entry here
The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild showcases the work of 30 professional craftspeople from across the county. There are two makers manning the shop every day and demonstrating their skills to visitors.
I have already delivered a lovely selection of framed work to be on show during Bucks Art Weeks. You can see me at the Craft Guild on Saturday 16th June along with jewellery maker Loretta Dwane.
4 group workshop dates confirmed with Claydon Gallery for 2018
To cater for greater demand for my workshops, I am offering a few dates for group workshops at Claydon Gallery this year.
The dates available are Thursday 22nd February, Thursday 12th April, Thursday 26th July and Thursday 13th September This will be a great intro into reduction printing for beginners and a chance for improvers to brush up their your skills. We will create a small run of multi-coloured prints. Six spaces are available on each date the cost is £80. Please see Lino Printing Classes
for more information.
Keeping in touch
There are several ways you can keep in touch. The best way to make sure you hear about my events and news is to sign up to my mailing list. There is a box to the right to enter your details. I send emails out on average about once every month or two, but at busy times of year sometimes a little more frequently. You can unsubscribe at any time.
I also frequently update my facebook page. You can see my page feed below. Click the facebook 'Like' button to see my posts in your facebook feed. I am also now using instagram as @alexandra.buckle follow me to see work in progress, and scenes which catch my eye.