Jonathan belongs to the long tradition of commercial artists who are designers, artists and craftsmen. Inspired by Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Eric Gill, Jonathan enhances the quality of life through his repeat patterns, wood engravings and illustrations.
Having trained at Ravensbourne and Kingston Art School in furniture and product design, he set out in his professional career as an industrial designer. By the mid-eighties he adopted wood engraving as his full-time occupation producing commercial commissions for leading designers, publishers and advertising agencies including Michael Peters, The Partners, Pentagram, Ladybird, BMP as well as numerous private projects.
Jonathan will often be found in the new Starch Green shed, proofing and editioning his engravings on his 19th century desktop Albion printing press and 1950’s Adanas.
Collaborating with Kate on designs for ceramics, fabrics, stationery and silk screens is a major focus these days, using techniques both ancient and modern to produce artifacts that please both their design and craft instincts.
All these prints, plus many many more, are available on our website - www.starchgreen.com