I Made It Crafts

Susan Brookes

Susan Brookes is a professional printmaker and experienced teacher.

‘I use my kitchen table to design and create my own prints. I then use my portable printing press to produce unique works of art. I love the alchemy of printmaking, not being sure how the image will emerge from the press. My ideas come from the world around me; boats on the coast, field edge trees and plants on my allotment. I love printing as you can use different methods for different image ideas. I like to use lino to design simple cards. I use dry point for more detailed prints. Currently I am experimenting with ‘solar’ plates to create designs of abandoned boats.’

Susan Brookes has been printing since 2004 and has a background in teaching. She is based in Norwich with strong Suffolk roots.