Mark Daffin, a printmaker, entered this course with an honours degree in Illustration.
Of his course, Mark says, “I really can’t express how much I have gained from completing the M.A., both personally and from a professional aspect. I now have a clear view of where I want to head with my work in the future.”
Following graduation, Mark was commissioned to provide artwork for huge, striking banners for in the Lady Chapel in Worcester Cathedral to mask restoration work to the East Window. He was chosen to undertake this commission as his style and method of working would meet the requirement for bold, clear images in the situation in which they would be viewed. The distinct identity of the imagery is a result of the linocut relief printing technique employed and it is reminiscent of the traditional crafts that created the Cathedral. Mark says of his approach to the commission, “Before designing the images, I spent some time in the Cathedral studying the beautiful stained glass windows. I was motivated to create prints in my style and media that sympathetically worked alongside the windows and fitted in with the stunning architecture of the Cathedral.”