The Edition have done a nice feature about me and my work this week - a lovely blog with some interesting reads - some past interviews include Ed Kluz, and Tim Mainstone of The Mainstone Press amongst others. Lovely!
As it is World Book Day it seemed like a good day to reveal my cover for Pride and Prejudice which I have been working on illustrating for the past 8 months or so! Set to be published by Rockport towards the end of the year as part of their Classics Reimagined series - more info to come...!
Next up is this print that explores the amusing story that supposedly defines the origins of the Bow Wow Pie of Painswick in Gloucestershire.
Once upon a time there were two sisters, each who had a lover from another town. the distance meant their sweethearts visited only very occasionally, but when they did the sisters would bake all sorts of cakes and pies for their arrival to prove what wonderful housewives they would be. However, they soon discovered the irregular visits were because their suitors were really in love with two other maidens from a neighbouring town. As revenge when their suitors came to visit they baked a most marvellous pie. As it was so tasty the men asked for the recipe, only for the sisters to reveal with malice that it was made from puppy dogs. The young men fled in horror leaving the sisters triumphant in their vengeance. These days, the first bow-wow pie, as it has since been named, is celebrated each year on feast day with a fruit pie full of china puppies and a large dog on top.
The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at firstname.lastname@example.orgWatch this space for another print in this series - there is one in progress as we speak!
First up is this print that explores the tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' Cake.The tradition of the Cornish 'Hevva' cake originates from the the pilchard fishing communities. When the fishermen were out at sea, a watchman, known as a 'Huer' would stand on the edge of the cliffs to look out for the pilchard shoals. When he spotted a shoal he would call out 'Hevva!Hevva!' to help the fishermen locate the fish. When the wives at home heard the Huer's cries they knew their husbands would be home shortly. The wives would then make a quick cake full of currants and scored with a criss-cross design to resemble a fishing net full of fish, which would feed the fishermen on their return.The print is superbly printed by The Print Block. (thank you my screen printing saviour!)Edition of 30, 3 colours, £100 each. 60x70cm paper, 55x65cm print. Email if you are interested in purchasing one at email@example.com
And finally I have filled in a few gaps over the last year and am up to date now...!
Here are some new prints I have been working on exploring unusual British baking traditions - to be part of as loose series so watch this space for more...
I will feature each one separately to provide a bit more info but they are ready for sale!
3 colour screen prints, each an edition of 30, £100 each. 60x70cm paper with image size 55x65cm. If you are interested in purchasing either one (or both!) send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to organise.
I am an illustrator and printmaker based in East London. Research is at the heart of my practice and my work frequently explores themes of British folk lore, tradition and superstition. To see more of my work visit www.alicepattullo.com. If you have any questions email me at email@example.com