Owen’s main artistic activity is to print books. But cards and other brochures also fall into his remit. Sculpture is also a great love, mainly of objects which can be also used as furniture such as chairs and tables. Three of these chairs will be shown at the “Barge House Gallery, OXO TOWER from 6 – 9 November 2018
Present series of cards feature the optical illusion pavements of Venice churches. More details on my blog page..
He produces limited edition hand-printed letterpress books usually illustrated with linocuts, always using traditional materials and equipment. His first book in 1972 cut all the text of The Armourers Play in lino, but since then all have been printed with hand-set movable metal type.
His current presses are:
1. A Victorian nipping press for printing greeting cards with original linocuts
2. An Adana 8 x 5 which is used for text in small books & cards
3. A treadle press Cropper of 1866 on which he prints print larger books