Open Studio trail

Great to be included in this review of Coastal Currents by Chris Daley who has recently washed up in St Leonards.

Check out his cool blog Soap and Rocket here

Around the corner, is Pip Carpenter in Stanhope Place – with a full monty printing press in her living room. After a quick & instructive tutorial on acid etch Dry Point hand coloured printing, a catch up on Ulster politics and a peek at some of her Fauveseque palette work I headed to Alexandra Leadbeater’s huge studio – where  the enamel jug series paintings particularly stood out. Across the way I found Julie from Cribb & Hammer – Restoration and Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery, working away restoring a fine but tired table to former glory. Next door, is tree surgeon & Timber Sculptor Joc Hare’s workshop – full of trees, machines & a beast of an oil drum wood burner stove & oven.

Soap and Rocket is a photo ‘zine project, dedicated to analog based Fine Art photography – either still or moving image.

The idea is to publish limited edition, high quality Soap and Rocket photo’zines – of different artists’ work, backed up with a  website featuring an archive of published ‘zines and a gallery shop – to buy the ‘zines, or picture prints.

The website is in its beta version, launched in June 2016, and still ironing out [lots of] creases. Critique welcomed – please use the contact form. The target publication date for the first Soap and Rocket ‘zine publication  is August ’16. The ‘zine is planned as A5 sized, printed in runs of 300 copies in monochrome and colour. Its envisaged format is to present 12 / 16 images and a short piece of writing from one artist per episode.
Portfolio & written contributions are welcome, please get in touch via the Contact page.