Ellie Cliftlands

Festival: 2019

I am a Shropshire-based wood engraver and illustrator. As an artist, I’m inspired by engravers like Harry Brockway. My own work demonstrates that wood engraving can be powerfully graphic, playful or gently lyrical.

There are currently very few young wood engravers working in the UK, as it’s no longer taught in art schools, but I was lucky enough to be mentored by the eminent engraver, John Lawrence, and to be awarded a grant from the Society of Wood Engravers for my MA project, The Juniper Tree.

I love demonstrating the engraving/printing process – the craft skill involved always engages people.

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