As part of a new initiative to raise funds for the museum and to augment the collection, each year Simon will be asking a variety of artist printmakers, to produce a limited edition print, which takes its inspiration from the museum. Starting with distinguished artist, illustrator and print-maker Mark Hearld. Mark has designed an exclusive range of home wares for the Tate as well as showing internationally and his work can be seen in collections across the UK as well as in several beautifully produced books. A short film about him can be seen here - http://www.stjudesprints.co.uk/pages/mark-hearld-an-introduction
Simon has asked if Mark would create his interpretation of some Witches Familiars, so expect to see Vinegar Tom and Pyewackett as you've never seen them before! The prints will be available both online and from the museum shop. Details will follow in due course.
Photo: Joanna Petrie