Print Club Bristol soft Launch at Open Day

  This Initiative has been set up by Spike Print Studio to help the public understand and enjoy original print and see how it can be a great way to start collecting contemporary art. SPS hosted a very successful Open Day where members of the public were invited to come to the studio to learn about […]

Posted July 8, 2014

Thirteen Ways of Looking Backward

A Book Arts project by Liz Bird. The project started when an old friend from the US came to stay in France and brought with him his new partner, Jean McGarry. They both teach at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where Jean has been Director of the Writing Seminars for many years. She is a […]

Posted June 9, 2014

FOFI and SPS- print project

Spike Print Studio was at the launch party of Festival Of Football Ideas this Friday June 30th to play table football with a twist. The football was altered to release ink as invited guests played a match.  The results of this innovative game will be used to create an Edition of 11 colour prints that will […]

Posted June 2, 2014

Meet May’s artist- Jane Ormes

Darling Birds of May, by Jane Ormes, is the fifth original print in our Spike print Studio 2014 calendar. Jane is known for her decorative and often humorous silkscreen prints, which frequently depict birds and / or beasts in ridiculous and unexplained situations. You can see more of her work at or at www.Facebook/

Posted May 21, 2014

Proof exhibition, UWE

Here is a look at the exhibition by the technical staff in the Print centre at UWE.   Photographs by Sarah Bodman. David Sully – Etching David works directly in the landscape on copper plates or in his sketchbooks to retain spontaneity. He notes the first frosts, a build up of snow, the passage of clouds […]

Posted May 11, 2014

Peter Reddick Bursary Award 2014-2015

Peter Reddick Bursary

The £1000 bursary will run from September 2014 until August 2015

Posted May 6, 2014

MAY OPEN preparations

It’s our Open Studios this bank holiday weekend and preparations are well under way. Preview Friday 2nd May 6 til 9pm then open Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th 11am to 5pm. Photographs by Jo Hounsome

Posted April 29, 2014

SPS Letterpress Edition

Here is a sneak preview of a Limited Edition Poster created by Georgie  Hounsome, Alex Higlett and Katie Chard for the May Open.  Below are some beautiful photographs taken by Jo Hounsome of them setting up the Vandercook press ready to print.  They have printed the first layer today and are going to print the […]

Posted April 22, 2014

SPS exhibition by John Lynch

Places we go, Places we don’t, People Who Dream and People who won’t The woodcuts on display have all been developed and produced as a result of the one year Peter Reddick / Lark Trust Bursary programme at Spike Print Studio. The bursary is for the development of a contemporary practice in the field of […]

Posted April 7, 2014

Wood Engraving by Ben Goodman

A visual description of the working methods of print maker Ben Goodman. Shot in his studio, this video shows a 2 week process condensed into 4 minutes. Ben is based in Bristol, UK

Posted March 23, 2014