Charlie Ash

My work is currently focused on relief printing, in particular woodcut, taku-hon and frottage, which happens alongside drawing and place specific research. Recently I have become interested in how practicing these crafts alters our everyday experience of surface and texture, quietly nourishing (and continually renewing) the meanings of our relation to places and materials. When taking printmaking outdoors, the curious phenomena of transfer and material sensitivity become bound up with stories, weather, and embodied physical experience.

I studied Fine Art BA at Falmouth University, graduating with first class honours in 2019. In my final year I learnt and tested Taku-hon (Chinese stone printing) as a way to record relief surfaces, such as carved tree bark, in situ. Since then, I have started making woodcuts, run occasional drawing workshops and worked in gardening and woodland management.