Rowan McOnegal, Anne Gardner and Rosamund Black
I am a British artist who focuses on mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printmaking. I also make drawings and paintings. My work has been exhibited internationally and I teach woodblock printmaking workshops.
Born on the west coast of Scotland, I trained in Fine Art (painting) at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, where I also studied printmaking and photography. Environmental and social concerns then drew me to study herbal medicine whilst also working as a photographer. I have also worked as a gardener, herbalist, artist and teacher. All these components have been the raw materials for my work.
I feel a powerful connection to the landscape : of Scotland, Ireland, Wiltshire and now, in the borders with Wales where I now live.
I make decorative and functional ceramics in porcelain and stoneware clay. Each piece is individual and handmade in my studio overlooking Ashtead Common, Surrey.
I have an HND (Distinction) in Product Design (Ceramics) from Morley College and am a member of London Potters and Craft Potters Association.
I have always drawn and painted and love the energy of abstract markmaking. I like the unpredictability of monoprinting and often use this method to apply marks to the clay surface.