My Linocut book

In 2020 I was approached by Bloomsbury Publishing and asked if I was interested in writing a book about linocut. After recovering from my initial shock, I agreed and embarked on one of the biggest projects of my life. It took me a year to write, and a year to be edited. The response has been overwhelming and I couldn't be more delighted with the outcome. I've had people send me photos of the book in bookshops and libraries all over the world - from India to Australia. Copies can even be found in the Guggenheim in New York!

This is a photo of me with a copy that I found in the main library in Gothenburg, Sweden. My grin says it all !

  • This is such a comprehensive and helpful book for those starting linocut, had some experience with it, or just those wanting some creative prompts and ideas for projects. Sam has such a friendly supportive and nurturing voice that really comes through in this book, it really makes you feel like you can give it a go and have lots of fun doing so. I love the project ideas incorporating prints and inspiration into your everyday life and the encouragement to start with drawing - I can't wait for my next trip away, I'm definitely going to do the 'A Weekend Away' project. Highly highly recommended, best book on linocut I've read - (pretty sure I've read them all)!

    Grace Edkins

  • This is a beautiful and instructive book made by an artist truly dedicated to their craft: Sam Marshall is a teacher and artist of long standing whose passion for printing and for supporting other artists shines through. The layout has a lovely clean aesthetic, the how-to steps are clear and enlightening and the call for all to honour their own creativity is inspiring. A warm and welcoming introduction to linocut and a must-have for anyone interested in the practice.

    Susanna Gourley

  • This book is not only a beautiful, practical guide to the linocut process, but a testament to Sam Marshall’s genuine passion for her craft and her desire to share it with others. The final chapter’s insistence that we all call ourselves artists is a great example of Sam’s generosity and charm. I am excited to work through the 18 step-by-step projects and have already taken away loads of amazing tips. The interviews with other printmakers were a nice surprise and I’m enjoying curling up with a cup of tea and reading those in the evenings. It’s the perfect companion.

    Laura Brink

'SKETCH' my forthcoming drawing book

I am currently writing amy second book about drawing. It will be called 'SKETCH' and published by Bloomsbury in January 2026.

It won't be a 'how to draw' book, there are plenty of those on the market already - I don't want you to draw like me, I want you to draw like you!

It will be a motivational book to get you started drawing, with the projects building in complexity as your drawing confidence grows.

I have enlisted 12 of my students- including my Mum - to do the projects in the book - so not only will you see my interpretation of the exercises, you will see theirs too. Thus proving there are many ways to draw. I can't wait to share the book with you.