How did a book designer find his passion for wood engraving? Click in to our first podcast and listen to artist Peter (‘Pete’) Lawrence as he brings us through the history of wood engraving, his own journey to the art form, and explains the inspirations behind his unique semi-abstract style. After about 15 years, from when he first encountered wood engraving under the tutelage of Peter Reddick, Pete tells the story of how he could not wait another minute – he had to give it a go! Now almost 30 years later, he has not looked back since! Pete served as chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers from 2006-2011.
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Visit The Society of Wood Engravers’ online catalogue exhibiting their Centenary (82nd Annual) collection of works. The Society of Wood Engravers’ Centenary Exhibition tours to The North Wall from 28 October – 7 November 2020.