Welcome to my website. My name is Alexandra Buckle. I have been a full time professional printmaker since 2012. I was previously based near Buckingham and I am now living in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
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.
I teach private lino printing classes and workshops at my home studio in Bicester.
Latest information 13/06/2017
Artists at Green Dragon for Bucks Open Studios
16th June - 25th June
I'm exhibiting at the Green Dragon Eco Centre along with 11 other local artists as part of Bucks Open Studios. Media represented includes painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration, ceramics, metal sculpture, and silver jewellery. There will be opportunity to talk to the artists as well as see them at work as they will be demonstrating their artistic practice throughout the event. In addition, they will have a wonderful array of art on display and for sale. There will also be art materials provided for you or your kids to have-a-go throughout the exhibition.
This year, we have been working to include the local community and have invited North Bucks Primary Schools to enter a competition to create 2D and 3D dragons made from recycled materials. The finished dragons will be displayed at The Green Dragon Eco Centre for the visiting public to view and vote on their winner. The competition is also part of Children’s Art Week. Last year, more than 13,000 people took part in an amazing 109 events across 95 wonderful venues all around the UK.
On Tuesday 20th June we will welcome Buckinghamshire potter Elaine Wells (recent contestant from BBC 2’s Great Pottery Throwdown) as a guest. Elaine will spend the afternoon (2pm – 6pm) on her wheel demonstrating her craft.
The Green Dragon Eco Centre boasts, ample free parking, wheelchair access, child friendly activities, and an Eco Café serving delicious homemade food and cakes. See their website here
See our entry on the Bucks Open Studios website here
Brand new online shop!
I have all my available prints listed in my brand new shop. I happy to post internationally and currently, postage is free! See Linocuts for Sale
to have a look around. Any feedback very welcome!
Trying out some Video!
I decided to film every stage of my latest large linocut Daisy Delights. I edited it all together into a 7 minute video. You can see it in my 50 Prints 2017 blog post
New Year, New Goal
I have decided to set myself the crazy goal of creating 50 prints in 2017
! You can follow my progress and ramblings in the blog post in the column to the right.
I shall also be posting each print on my facebook page, so follow me to keep up! You can click the facebook like button above and to the right.
I will also put them in Instagram (I'm alexandra.bucke) and Twitter @AlexandraBuckle
I was really happy with the prints I completed last year but a little disappointed I didn't find time to create more. I am determined that this year will be different!
New FAQs section
Before you get in touch please see my new FAQs
section. This is intended to help you get a quick answer to a question. If yours isn't answered, get in touch, I'll add it to the page if it will be helpful to others.
Lino printing tuition and gift vouchers
I offer lino printing sessions at my studio in Bicester, Oxfordshire. These art classes are suitable for any level and are a great opportunity to learn or experiment with linocuts. I can accommodate you and a friend in my studio, and classes for larger groups can be arranged at alternative venues. Gift vouchers are also available. Please visit Lino Printing Classes
if you are interested in having a go or know someone who would love this as a gift.
Keeping in touch and social media
I have decided to write regular newsletters to keep my mailing list up to date with my new work, events and courses. If you are interested in my work, you can sign up to receive my next newsletter in the column to the right. If you're not sure, why not take a look at my previous newsletters and see if you like them. You can view them by clicking the link underneath the sign up box.
Instagram and Twitter
I use both, @AlexandraBuckle
on Twitter and alexandra.buckle
on Instagram. Come and find me! I post a lot of work in progress pics on both.
I regularly post to my facebook page. So if you want to see my current projects, up to the minute news about exhibitions, workshops and classes, please like my page. You can see a few of my recent posts below.