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JO CHIPPERFIELD Remember where you've been 20 x 30CM Solar print, Chine Collee 2015
JO CHIPPERFIELD Where's your sense of adventure? 15 x 20cm Drypoint, Chine Collee 2016
JO CHIPPERFIELD The Road 30 x 45cm Reduction print 2017
JO CHIPPERFIELD Two beakers 7 cm high 2017
JO CHIPPERFIELD Small blue bowls 4 - 5 cm Terracotta 2015
JO CHIPPERFIELD Earthy bowl 20 cm 2005
Jo Chipperfield. Degas' Dancer. 10 x 15cm Drypoint & Watercolour 2005
Jo Chipperfield. Duality. 15 x 20cm Collagraph 2014
Jo Chipperfield. Feathers. 42 x 59cm Charcoal 2017
Jo Chipperfield. Just My Type. 15 x 20cm Solar etching & chine collee 2015
Jo Chipperfield. Partridge, Pottery 2006
Jo Chipperfield. Shoreline. 10 x 15cm Linocut 2006

I’m a printmaker and potter with L plates, having happy and unhappy accidents in equal quantities. I have painted in the past (acrylic) but decided in 2015 to focus my attention on to the two mediums I really wanted to become good at. Printing and pottery have surprising similarities; with both you make an object (a thrown or hand-built form; a plate) and then from that comes the finished artwork (a glazed object; a print). Both parts of the process can go wrong, sometimes a wrong in one part of the process can be made right in the next (and vice versa). Both have an element of process that is completely out of control of the artist. When you open the kiln, or pull the paper up from the plate, you never quite know what’s going to be there.

While I haven’t tried it yet, it is possible to print on to pots, and to use clay to make print plates, so these two artforms are more complementary than even I thought.

Apparently, Virgo/Roosters are finickity perfectionists and I wonder sometimes if I’m indulging in some form of bloody minded masochism, but mostly I don’t think about it – I’m just trying to take a break from thinking.
I’ve sold a few pieces so I can’t be doing too badly 🙂



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