Original reduction linocut, limited edition of 20.

Actual printed area 260 x 180mm

1 in stock

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The title of this print came easily to me for a change after watching these avocets sifting through the mud near Burnham Deepdale in Norfolk. These distinctive birds with their turned up beaks are always entertaining to watch.


This original reduction linocut is from a limited edition of 20. I’ve donated half of the edition to the Thought Press Project to be sold in aid of two charities, Magic Breakfast and Edible Rotherhithe. The reduction method (my favourite technique) uses a single piece of lino to produce a multi-coloured print.  As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted.


Print size 260 x 180mm. Hand printed on Somerset Satin 250g paper using a small relief press. (The prints being sold by the Thought Press Project are printed on different types of paper – see their website for further details). Due to the nature of the printmaking process minor variations can occur between prints, making each one a truly unique piece of artwork.


Each print is numbered, titled and signed at the bottom, mounted in a neutral colour and sealed in cellophane to keep it clean. The mounted work will fit into a standard 12 x 16″ frame. The artwork will be packaged in a sturdy cardboard envelope and shipped by tracked mail.