Angela Thames is a printmaker and maker of artist’s books. Her preferred medium is lino. By over-layering lino cuts, stencilling and masking, she creates unique monoprint images which are not repeatable, unlike the traditional method of printmaking multiple copies of the same image. Her imagery is influenced by her natural surroundings of flora, fauna and wildlife, inspired by walking in her local countryside or working in the garden.
All her work is printed in her studio on a relief press using Caligo inks on Somerset paper.
Her books are hand-made and use appropriated text or her own words, accompanied by her collagraphs, linocuts and etchings. She hand-binds them in small editions using traditional or contemporary techniques such as pamphlet stitch, long stitch and Coptic multi-sectioned book binding.
Her books are held in private and public collections including Bath Spa and Oxford Brookes University Artists’ Book Libraries, Tate Britain, and in North America and Italy.
She teaches bookmaking workshops across the south east of England.