Monday, 6 May 2013
My BCTF Favourites - Caroline Pratt
Caroline Pratt is a Printmaker and Surface Pattern Designer, producing hand drawn and screen-printed limited edition prints, cards and home-ware. I met Caroline last year at BCTF when we were in the Newcomers Section and it was great to catch up this year and see her new work and find out how she is getting on.
Currently based in Leeds West Yorkshire, Caroline grew up in rural Shropshire and remains true to her country roots. With the surrounding Yorkshire Moors now giving constant inspiration in her work, her love for nature and the outdoors is combined and enhanced by a passion for bold modernist textiles of the 1950s.
Individual elements are drawn or developed into simple paper cut motifs. Scanned into the computer, hand drawn textures are added and the designs are composed before being developed into screen-print. Caroline loves nothing more than getting messy with a squeegee and hopes that this love for traditional slow crafted process results in pieces which can be treasured and loved forever.
If you want to find out more about Caroline you can visit her website here and her blog here and you can follow her on Twitter here....