End of Day

For a long time now, at the end of a day’s printing in her studio and time permitting, Dawn has been creating prints from her clean-up rags. According to the Glass Encyclopedia ‘End of day’ glass was any item made by the glassworkers in their own time, at the end of the day, using up […]

About this project

For a long time now, at the end of a day’s printing in her studio and time permitting, Dawn has been creating prints from her clean-up rags.

According to the Glass Encyclopedia ‘End of day’ glass was any item made by the glassworkers in their own time, at the end of the day, using up the remaining molten glass in the pots.‘ Dawn’s prints allude to this tradition – prints made from the remaining ink from a day’s printing, bound up in the cloth used to clean the inking slab – ‘End Of Day’ Prints.

The ink soaked rags, overlooked and discarded, have a random beauty that is unique to each day’s work and the resulting monoprints act as a record of the other prints created that day, of the colours used and the textiles torn apart to create rags. Spanning a 5 year period; these prints hint at Dawn’s other works that have been exhibited around the world, works that reside in national collections and works that hang in the homes of people who have purchased her work. As with much of her work, the reference to time is ever present.