Katie Muth is a Canadian artist, illustrator & printmaker currently living in Sydney. She has a beautiful collection of hand printed linocut designs made into cards, accessories and prints, including a range inspired by the intricate wrought iron lacework on Sydney terraces (like mine!)...
Since graduating from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2002, Katie has used a variety of printmaking techniques such as etching, screen and litho printing to produce work ranging from large hand printed kites to intricate limited edition artist books. However, she always returns to linocut relief printing as she loves the clean, binary nature of the lines (there is no grey - it's either printed or not printed), and the way the hand is slowed by the process of carving, making the images strong and deliberate.
Linocut printing is one of my favourite techniques for creating very person work. I love the process of carving out the design (despite the occasional tears and requirement for a band-aid) and the anticipation you feel as you begin peeling away the finished print. Applying even pressure with a handheld barren can be hard work though! In the images above & below, you can see the process by which Katie creates her designs.
Also on offer are a range of detailed, 2 & 3 colour figurative prints with their own stories to tell - one of which I'm saving up for a feature post in 4 days time... The sweet birthday & thank you card designs (pictured below) would surely bring a smile to the face of any crafty friends & relatives.
Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.
We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.