Spike Island Open

The hugely popular annual Open Studios weekend invites visitors to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory, now a centre for art and design. On show at Spike Print Studio : Print Club Bristol in the Etching studio. Print Club is a Spike Print Studio initiative, set up to promote […]

Posted May 1, 2015

Ros Ford- Winner of the Teresa Knowles Travel Bursary

RWA, Drawn exhibition. Drawn is a biennial open submission drawing exhibition. It aims to raise the profile of drawing, exploring it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool. The exhibition pushes the parameters of drawing by exploring the parallel language of multiple disciplines. The Teresa Knowles Travel Bursary is a prestigious prize awarded […]

Posted April 7, 2015

Mountain Top printed at Spike Print Studio

A 5 coloured version of a single colour T shirt design. This was meant to be a single black print on white. Getting the right exposure when making the screen was problematic. I decided to print the screen as a wash and then created 5 more layers to print on top adding silver to some […]

Posted March 31, 2015

Alignment Exhibition, Ian Chamberlain & Sachiyo Nishimura

Anise Gallery 10th April- 10th May Fascinated with technology and architectural forms, Chamberlain’s work has included locations and structures within industry, agriculture, science and the military. His work acting as a visual historical document and record of the places that he visits. The shelters, watch towers and outposts of the cold war period influence his […]

Posted March 24, 2015

Launch night- Print Club Bristol


Posted March 13, 2015

The Spike Island Tapes- Richard Long

Artist Richard Long was in SPS this week to mark the end of The Spike Island Tapes project.

Posted February 7, 2015

East London Printmakers at Spike Print Studio

Here is an article written by ELP when they came to visit the studio in December. click here to go to link

Posted January 27, 2015

Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

Gillian Thompson & Francisco Garnica were invited to participate in this project. Their print is currently being exhibited at San Francisco Centre For The Book. Click here to view the catalogue. The Al Mutanabbi Street print project, Absence and Presence, turns to printmakers to further the rallying call first made to letterpress broadside artists and then to book artists. […]

Posted December 14, 2014

‘Washi’ (Japanese handmade papermaking) added to UNESCO list

Japan’s traditional art of making “washi” paper has been officially added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, giving the millennium-old craft fresh attention as the country’s latest U.N.-recognised asset. Last Friday, the Asahi news team filmed SPS member, Elaine Cooper because of her involvement with Japanese handmade papermaking. Elaine was tutored by Japanese Master Papermakers and […]

Posted November 27, 2014

Katherine Jones- Collagraph Masterclass

This weekend Spike Print Studio hosted a fantastic workshop led by Katherine Jones. Katherine works in painting, installation, book arts and printmaking. Her prints are a beautiful mix of collagraph, intaglio, aquatint and block print with translucent gradations of colour that convey atmosphere and light. Recently awarded multiple printmaking prizes in the UK, including the Pushing […]

Posted November 10, 2014