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

Printopia- How and Why Artists Reproduce

Exhibition runs 31st July 2015 to 5th September 2015  @ London Print Studio Sarah Duncan from Spike Print Studio is one of the invited artists. She will be exhibiting her lithographic print, 1.3 seconds. In 2014 Sarah spent two weeks at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the largest collection of telescopes in the world. […]

Posted July 30, 2015

What You Have Done by Aoife Barrett

”I am interested in this human urge to set a line around our response to the world. Edges both define and release us; we search for them repeatedly in the visual field.  If drawing lines is a way of trying to make sense of the world then that is what I am doing through my […]

Posted July 25, 2015

Liz Miller and her Music Maps

It is the end of liz’s residency here at SPS and it concluded with an insightful talk about her practice. We got to see how her music maps have evolved over time through various print techniques and how she is branching out to work with musicians, animators and dancers to bring her work to life. More […]

Posted July 20, 2015

New home for SPS’s relief presses

The Gem and Albion have taken up new residence in the etching studio. Many thanks to Rod Harris for his time and tools to make this happen. We hope the relief printers will enjoy their new view and screenprinters appreciate the extra room.

Posted July 16, 2015