Author: artjules2022

  • Wantage Oak

    Delighted to be asked by Brighton based artist Kerry Lemon to make ink from The Wantage Oak.  After a cold and snowy forage in December, I dried out the materials over Christmas and have started work on making oak gall ink, oak winter leaf ink, oak bark ink and oak charcoal ink.  It’s my foray […]

  • National Hedgelaying Championships

    Delighted to take part in the Wild Oxfordshire stand at the show distributing my latest zine publication with ink and pigment-making instructions.  Some incredible hedges were laid and Watlington’s own Nigel Adams took away the first prize for best hedge from last year.  Pretty impressive.  It was held in Oxfordshire and so I still have […]

  • Oxford Botanical Gardens

    Great day with The University of Oxford Science Department.  Set up with a Bunsen burner in the gardens and made some beautiful yellow pigments from horse chestnut leaves foraged en route.  I did feel like a kid in a sweet shop though with all those exquisite plants everywhere.  The Director did mention they have a […]

  • Living Knowledge Conference Groningen

    What a great opportunity to travel to The Netherlands to give a workshop and presentation with The University of Oxford and other Science Together participants.  We met other like-minded academics and researchers all striving to find solutions for our climate future.  Groningen was a great place and it was a fantastic experience.

  • Ink, Pigment and Paint

    Photos from my two March workshops, pigment made from felled material from the West Meadow hedgerow rejuvenation project in Watlington. Dried over the winter, hawthorn berries, ivy berries, sloe berries and mistletoe were made into inks, pigments and watercolour paints.  Autumn colours on a spring day.  Using the leftover paint on the muller slabs and […]

  • Research Project

    Latest update of current project with the University of Oxford and Watlington Climate Action Group – STORC (Science Together: Oxford Researchers and Communities).  

  • Tandem I & II

    Two of Jules’ ice-process drawings, Tandem I & II (2021), were exhibited during COP-26.  Jules started working with natural inks and pigments over lockdown and developed a unique way of working with the inks, freezing them to preserve vibrancy, and creating ice-process drawings using different substrates.  Jules sets up the work and then facilitates the […]

  • JULY 2021

    New works in progress for the upcoming ‘From The Ground Up: Stories of Climate Action’ exhibition taking place at The Old Fire Station in Oxford from August 28th to October 9th 2021.  It brings together a celebration of 20 years of the Community Action Group (CAG) Oxfordshire project, a network of almost 100 grassroots community […]

  • JUNE 2021

    ‘Waving in Place’ was an International Group Collaboration orchestrated by Tilke Elkins, founder of the Wild Pigment Project, and Jason Logan, founder of the Toronto Ink Company, which took place during the Pigments Revealed Symposium June 16-19th 2021.  Over 100 pigment practitioners from all over the world came together and we created a revolutionary flag […]

  • MAY 2021

    The feedback was great.   900 people over the course of 9 days at Watlington ArtWeeks.  I met and chatted with as many as possible.  I met a man who works with stained glass and who was extremely excited that he’s got a pokeberry plant in his garden.  It gives a bright pink and is […]