Monday, 30 April 2012

Papercutting Workshops - new dates

Here are the new dates for my next two workshops:

Thursday 24th May 2012
10:00 am - 1.30 pm

Saturday 30th June 2012
10:00 am - 1.30 pm

If you're interested in coming along, please email me at
for a booking form.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Family Papercut Commission

Here's the finished piece, together with some detail pictures and the activity I was asked to portray.  The design brief was to show all the family members doing their own special activity in an outdoor setting.  I wanted them all to occupy the same environment, so I hope I've achieved that effect.

I was really worried about designing and cutting this piece.  But once I'd figured out how to do it, I realised the more challenging the piece, the more you learn!

The full size is 35cm (w) x 29cm (h).



Mats - loves riding his bike

Mingus - loves to smoke and has long hair.

Winnie - has braids and likes the swing.

Claudia - she recently got a dog.

Stephanie and baby Gus.

Grandad Gerhard (and pet tortoise!) - a keen fisherman.

Grandma Ursula - an avid painter.

Max - likes to fish.

Jonas - loves playing football.

Eva - likes to cook and has pet rabbits.

Bernhard - plays the guitar.

Amelie - loves to dance.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Family Papercut (cont'd)

I've just done another few hours cutting and now time for a break.  It's progressing nicely, I'm pretty pleased with how it's going.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Family Papercut (cont'd)

I thought I'd show you the beginnings of the papercut.  As always, I draw and cut from the reverse.  The thing that's going to take the time is all the little flowers and the trees.  The actual people aren't going to be too difficult.  My deadline is the end of next week - so I should be ok.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Family Papercut Commission

I've been commissioned to cut a rather complicated family grouping in a country sort of setting.  There are thirteen different family members (including a baby) and my client wants them to be shown doing the things they love best - and yes - that's a guy smoking on the top row!  At first I couldn't figure out how on earth I was going to do it, but then it dawned on me that individual little vignettes would work the best.  So, here is my drawing - and now I have to tackle the cutting!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Here are some of the papercuttings from the workshop I held in my home studio last weekend.  The venue is working really well and everyone really enjoyed themselves.