Q&A Print Artist Claire Batt

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Claire Batt

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I am a letterpress printer, using metal type and traditional printing and bookmaking techniques.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Small, colourful, minimal, handmade, handprinted.

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Do you have any design heroes?

All fashion designers – Paul Poiret, Antony Price and John Galliano.

Where is your studio?

I use the open access studios at Hot Bed Press in Salford.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio.

Tea, set type, print, more tea, set more type, print.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I’m developing a range of jewellery using my prints.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?

Stationery, notebooks, Christmas cards and special one-off lucky bags!

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Tell us something we don’t know.

I dream of working on a Baz Luhrmann or Wes Anderson film.

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