Jazmin Velasco-Moore

Jazmin is a professional artist based in Dorset, she studied graphic design in Guadalajara, Mexico, and worked many years as a book illustrator. When moving to London she focused on printmaking, mainly relief techniques. Her graphic and ceramic work is displayed in galleries across the UK. She belongs to the Society of Wood Engravers and the West Country Potters Society and she teaches regularly at the International Summer School Bild-Werk in Franueau, Germany.

Describe your approach to teaching:
My main focus on whatever I am teaching (t'ai chi weekly, wood engraving in the Summer and now ceramics) is the student. The technique and the materials is the base and means to bring the personality and particular interest of each person into the surface and final result.

What inspires your own work?
My work is inspired in what I am reading at the moment, in what has excited me lately. For example, while living in London the variety of people and relationships between was my main theme; now living in the countryside in Dorset my work is populated with sheep, cows and pheasants.

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