Jones, Shirley : Etched in Autumn


 

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South Croydon, Red Hen Press, 1997, Limited Edition. Hardcover, Folio 13" - 23" tall, Unpaginatedpp. Shirley Jones was born in the Rhondda Valley of Wales in 1934. In 1973-75 she took a part-time course in printmaking and sculpture, following that up, in 1975-76, with a postgraduate course in advanced printmaking at Croydon Art College. It was while taking this course that she produced her first book, "Words & Prints", a collection of twelve colour prints of flowers and poems. In 1977 she set up her own etching studio and in 1979 she acquired a proofing press and began printing the text of her artist's books, produced, since 1983, under the 'Red Hen Press' imprint. Shirley Jones is one of only a handful of artists who create artist books, or livre d'artists, i.e. who write, set and print the text, create and print the accompanying images and design the binding. Shirley Jone's work is widely collected in the USA where over sixty institutions hold copies of her books, while in the UK eleven institutions hold copies of her work.

Shirley Jones was born in the Rhondda Valley of Wales in 1934. In 1973-75 she took a part-time course in printmaking and sculpture, following that up, in 1975-76, with a postgraduate course in advanced printmaking at Croydon Art College. It was while taking this course that she produced her first book, "Words & Prints", a collection of twelve colour prints of flowers and poems. In 1977 she set up her own etching studio and in 1979 she acquired a proofing press and began printing the text of her artist's books, produced, since 1983, under the 'Red Hen Press' imprint. Shirley Jones is one of only a handful of artists who create artist books, or livre d'artists, i.e. who write, set and print the text, create and print the accompanying images and design the binding. Shirley Jone's work is widely collected in the USA where over sixty institutions hold copies of her books, while in the UK eleven institutions hold copies of her work.

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