Netsuke Miniature Prints
Save The Elephants
£5 from the sale of each print will be donated to Save The Elephants.
Through my interest in Japanese antique netsuke, I have become more aware of the ivory trade that is still in operation today.
Save The Elephants are a founding partner of the Wildlife Conservation Network in the US which transmits 100% of donated funds to the field.
"Our mission: to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."
Save The Elephants continue their research to find solutions to reduce conflict, end poaching, trafficking and the demand for ivory. They raise awareness and provide internships and scholarships in conservation education.
Inspiration for the Project
The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
This book was the inspiration for my journey into the wood. Each woodblock is hand printed with a baren using Japanese carbon ink on white hosho paper. The description 'NETSUKE’ is debossed with 10pt New Clarendon metal type printed on the adana 8 x 5 printing press.
The space invites you to take a quiet moment and sit on the cushion provided and read from the book if you wish. There are also hand printed bookmarks for you to take away.
Other Artists exhibiting at North Summer Show 2018 include:
Show Miche Watkins, Tina Altwegg, Gareth Pitt, Sarah V Penrose, Ian Pillidge, Jane Warring, Jess Stevenson, David Brown, Tony Eastman, Victoria Fox, Ian Usher, Caroline McGlone, Lenny, Andrew Wilson and Luz Gallardo-Franco.
Gallery Opening Hours
Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Friday 2pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
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