“The Mashtun”, like all his works, went through several iterations with different colour combinations before he arrived at the final version. Jono says, “I hear many printmakers talking about the exhilaration of peeling back the first proofs, but for me it’s almost always a let down, because there are variables still to sort out: the right paper, density of ink, colours to tweak. All these things make a difference between success and failure.”
Another of his works in the Bruichladdich series, “Gristhopper and Mashtun” has been selected for the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in October. And tonight, a new exhibition of his work will preview at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, Northumberland. It’s been interesting to have Jono share his process with us, and we’re proud that he’ll be taking his interpretations of Bruichladdich to new eyes over the Autumn. We wish him more good luck and further success!
You can see some of Jonathan’s Bruichladdich woodcuts on display in the Laddieshop on Islay. Or follow @jono.lloyd on instagram