Monday, May 11, 2009

Printsy Interview - Sarah J. Moffatt

sarahjeanmoffatt on Flickr
Name: Sarah J. Moffatt
Etsy: sjm296.etsy.com
Flickr: sarajeanmoffatt on Flickr

Brief Bio
I am a mixed media artist who especially enjoys printmaking and ceramics.

How did you get started in printmaking?
During my final year of college in a printmaking studio course.

Describe where you work.
In the studio.

What's your favourite printmaking process?
Monotypes.

sarahjeanmoffatt on Flickr
What's your creative process for any given print? (eg. sketch first? Pre-planned or free-form?)
Definitely free form, I’ve tried planning it out with sketches and it ends up a big mess. : )

What do you enjoy most about printmaking?
The relationship formed between both the positive and negative areas.

sarahjeanmoffatt on Flickr
What's your least favorite part of the process?
Inking the plate.

What are your inspirations (other artists, people, places, events, etc.)?
Most of my inspiration for printmaking comes from my love of antique and classic cars. I am especially inspired by the reflections on the different surface areas of the automobiles.

sarahjeanmoffatt on Flickr
How has your work changed and evolved since you started?
My work is much larger now, and has become more refined.

How do you get past creative slumps?
I usually keep creating work, regardless if it great or not, because i know i will eventually get where im going and usually it ends up better than what was my best.

sarahjeanmoffatt on Flickr
How do you promote your work?
Apply to as many shows as possible, Etsy, Flickr, Facebook, etc...

Any other comments or advice for others who want to try making hand-pulled prints?
If the paper has to be soaked, make sure it’s soaked thoroughly.

2 comments:

pearl said...

I am lucky to be the owner of a Sarah J. Moffatt original. It has been a great contribution to my home, as it is both striking and "one of a kind". I look forward to following the career of this truly original artisan.
Mrs. Teresa M. Flynn

Amie Roman said...

Thank you for letting us know! We always love to hear from purchasers of our art, especially happy ones!!