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gennytheprintmaker

Contact name: Genevieve Lavers
7
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(19)
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I trained and worked as a linguist for many years, until the creative streak finally took over. I am still inspired by foreign language and culture, and that has permeated my printmaking style. More recently, I have been exploring themes closer to home in rural Dorset where I was born and now live. I have worked in the education sector, including with children and adults who have particular needs, for just over 25 years. I have been teaching collagraphy at home since 2014 and enjoy sharing the trials and tribulations of plate building and intaglio inking with anyone keen to learn.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Blue fish cushion, hand-printed using a collagraph plate
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Collagraph Plates: live online mentoring
Next date: 28th Nov 2022
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Collagraphy Masterclass: two-day bespoke workshop in Dorset for one person
Next date: 1st Feb 2023
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Collagraphy Masterclass: two-day bespoke workshop in Dorset for two people
Next date: 1st Feb 2023
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Genny's clips
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Gossip 1: hand-inked framed collagraph print
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Gossip 2: hand-inked framed collagraph print
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Gossip 3: hand-inked framed collagraph print
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Hand-printed fish zipped pouch
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Printmaking taster workshop in Dorset for one person
Next date: 1st Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
16 Sep 22'

Jenna reviewed: Genny's clips

"Beautiful product. Different to anything you get in regular shops. Correspondence with Genny has been timely and she is absolutely lovely. I love the clips, the size is perfect...not too big as to weigh down your hair and not too small that they don't serve a purpose. Love it!!! "

gennytheprintmaker responded:

" That's such a lovely review Jenna, thank you! So glad you appreciate the homemade quirkiness of the clips. Enjoy wearing them. X"

4 Jan 22'

Tanis reviewed: Gossip 1: hand-inked framed collagraph print

"I love this Collagraph print! It's perfect for my narrowboat wall and will be in my sightline for the whole of my day and I can enjoy imagining the gossip, which of course many women secretly love to do. (myself included) ? Thank you Genny for the little personalised note, I have papered it to the back of the frame. When it's hung on the wall I will add the image here. Thank you for sending it so well packed. Kind Regards, Tanis."

gennytheprintmaker responded:

" Hello Tanis, I am so relieved it got to you in one piece and that you are pleased with it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Happy "narrowboating" (says she, slightly enviously!) and I hope you get lots of opportunities to gossip yourself with friends. Best wishes and a very Happy New Year, Genny X"

6 Dec 21'

Debbie D reviewed: Collagraphy Masterclass: two-day bespoke workshop in Dorset for one person

"Recently, my daughter attended her third 1-2-1 collagraph workshop with Genny. As always, this had been planned well, pitching the level of work to be appropriate to meet my daughter's needs and to help her develop her skills. This time a theme had been agreed in advance. On day one, "composition" was taken into account, and the end printed product was considered carefully before constructing plates. This resulted, successfully, in a series of related prints using "double plate" techniques, and inky fingers and faces, on day two! We were very pleased with the prints taken home, and also with the new skills and confidence gained. As on previous visits, Genny's planning, close attention and sense of fun have been brilliant! Looking forward to a future visit!"

gennytheprintmaker responded:

" Hello Debbie! This is a lovely review, thank you. It's always a pleasure to have you both here, and rewarding for me to see how R's style and confidence is evolving with each workshop. I'm glad you felt the time we set aside to focus on composition was helpful. I was immensely pleased with the prints you took home. Best wishes, Genny x"

10 Oct 21'

Marina Gilbert reviewed: Collagraphy Masterclass: two-day bespoke workshop in Dorset for one person

"I have done two workshop’s with Genny, both have been well planned and great fun did not know where the time went. I’m very much looking forward to my third workshop later this year."

gennytheprintmaker responded:

" Thanks for your review, Marina! You got a lot done in the time, and the prints you produced really showcased your artistic personality. Looking forward to seeing you again! Genny x"

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