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Poppy Chancellor Paper-cutting

Poppy Chancellor Paper-cutting

In a recent interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Paper cut artist and children's illustrator Poppy Chancellor admitted to being "an unruly child who only settled down when she was drawing."

The 29-year-old daughter of actress Anna Chancellor, and performance poet Jock Scot had an unconventional upbringing in west London but now channels her creativity into her work as a papercut artist, hand-cutting intricate designs from a single sheet of paper.

Her work has a contemporary feminist edge and a comic-book feel and she now works out of her studio in southeast London.

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Kirk Fanelly - Inalid Paper Cutting

Kirk's work in progress

Having just one mediocre option for anything in life is depressing, so I was psyched to find Swann-Morton blades as an alternative to the X-Acto blades I had been using for inlaid paper cuts. It turned out that not only were they a viable alternative, but the superior choice.

Here's why: from the start, the method of attaching the blade to the tool is more efficient and stable. It takes a little getting used to using pliers to attach and remove the blade (never use your fingers), but it's a far better system than twisting a threaded tool tip (which inevitably fails over time). Once you get the hang of it, it's literally a snap!

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Christine Green - Paper Cut Artist and Teacher

Paper Cut Artist Christine Green

Christine Green is Paper Cut artist who is passionate about teaching this increasingly popular art form to others and loves her Swann-Morton scalpel which is an essential part of her kit.

"I have been wielding Swann Morton handles and blades for many many years - as the daughter of two graphic designers we had these things around the house and I had the sharpest, pointiest pencils in class!!"

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Frances Payne - Artist and Illustrator

An example of Francis Payne's work

Frances Payne is a professional artist and illustrator who has been working with paper cutting as a central medium to her work for in excess of 5 years, after her passion for working with a scalpel supplanted a lifelong love of the paintbrush. Working exclusively with Swann Morton blades, Frances is reaching the conclusion of a Masters in Creative Practice and as such is staging a solo exhibition of intriguing and unique cut paper works at the Harrogate Theatre from 4th to 6th August 2016.

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Human Torso of Swann-Morton Blades

Human Torso of Swann-Morton Blades

Swann-Morton have collaborated with Australian artist Linton Meagher on his latest art project. Linton, a doctor at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney has depicted the human torso using overlapping scalpel blades cast in resin.

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Willard Wigan MBE - Microscopic Sculptures

Willard Wigan MBE

Willard presented Swann-Morton with a new "micro" swan for us to display back in 2004 . Willard said "...it is great being associated with Swann-Morton, the best surgical blade manufacturer in the world" and who are we to argue with the world record holder for microscopic sculptures!

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