Chris Daunt, maker of traditional endgrain wood engraving blocks in Boxwood and Lemonwood, situated in the heart of Thomas Bewick country. I am a blockmaker, wood engraver and teacher of wood engraving and have a close working knowledge of the qualities engravers require from their blocks.
“Inspired by both the clifftops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, I depict these contrasting environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. These landscapes are often glimpsed through intricately detailed plantforms.
Attracted to the relationships between plant communities on an intimate level, even the fine lines of insect eggs on a flower bud are observed in my work. Still lives often incorporate seedpods, grasses, flints and dried seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips. A Wedgwood cup designed by Ravilious, may contain feathers and seedheads.”