A Print Club Bristol event

Last week, Print Club Bristol hosted a very special event; a workshop, demo & talk by the Master Ukiyoe woodblock carver, Motoharu Asaka. It was a rare opportunity to meet one of the last remaining master woodblock carvers in Japan, with more than 45 years experience. Elaine Cooper introduced the event and Louise Rouse, Motoharu’s assistant and apprentice, gave a […]

Posted October 5, 2015

Student becomes Master

The Magazine for The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan to promote Britain has written an article about SPS member Elaine Copper, entitled:  ”Welsh washi-maker invigorates traditional Japanese industry.” Click below to read.

Posted October 5, 2015

Emma Gregory – Alkmaar residency

  For six weeks over the summer just gone the Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar moved its printing presses and its artists from the Jugendstil school building it occupies in the city centre to a huge deconsecrated church two blocks away to print and celebrate 40 years in business: GAA Druk Maken 2015 (trans.create pressure or make […]

Posted September 27, 2015

The Letterpress Collective studio visit

Spike Print Studio recently visited The Letterpress Collective at Centrespace in Bristol. Nick Hand, founder of the collective, showed us around and explained how the studio started. The Letterpress Collective spent 2013 gathering beautiful wood and lead type as well as collecting amazing printing presses including a lovely Heidelberg Windmill Platen (winched out of the store […]

Posted September 20, 2015

Little Honey Bee by Jane Ormes

SPS member, Jane Ormes has recently created this beautiful children’s book. It is available from all good book shops. In a spring garden, the flowers are slowly coming out as the weather warms up. As the flowers come, so too do bees and other forms of life. This follow-on from Little Tree is a simple […]

Posted September 13, 2015

Cultural Debris: Jono Boyle & Adam Koukoudakis

Private View: Thursday 17th September, 6.30 – 9.30pm, please RSVP Exhibition Continues: 18th – 24th September 2015, Open 10 – 7pm Daily Location: Jealous Gallery, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT  Hosted & Curated By: Smithson Gallery Guest Curator: Ryan Lanji Smithson is proud to present two artists as they come together to unveil a […]

Posted September 6, 2015

Paris studio visit: Raúl Velasco & Kristin Meller

L’Association pour l’Estampe et l’Art Populaire was founded in 2000 by two artists Raúl Velasco and Kristin Meller. Their studio is located at 49 bis rue des Cascades in Belleville. As well as using the studio for their own printmaking practice, they run intaglio and woodcut workshops. Over the summer, we visited them to learn about their experience running […]

Posted August 30, 2015

Newlyn Fish Festival 2015, Prints by Pirrip Press

Two new limited edition screenprints for this year’s festival. We’ve been designing and screenprinting limited edition prints for the Newlyn Fish Festival for the past three years. Each year we come up with two designs and sell them at the festival for £10, £2 of which goes to the festival committee to distribute to their […]

Posted August 24, 2015

Gyotaku Prints at River Cottage

  Laura Howarth started doing these prints at an ‘Off Road Collagraph’ course at Spike Print Studio run by Ashley Thomas. ”He mentioned that he had done fish prints before (only once I think) and I brought in a Brill and he showed me ‘the ropes’. I then went on to produce quite a few […]

Posted August 20, 2015


Group exhibition Curated by Charlotte Biszewski 4th – 11th August 2015   Inspired by bell ringing, Campanology is a collaboration between five artists from a multitude of disciplines. It incorporates a wide range of practices, from fine art printmaking, traditional casting and contemporary design. This installation will interact with the local surroundings, the church of […]

Posted August 1, 2015