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

Melissa Gordon signing

Last year SPS co-sponsored Melissa with Spike Island to produce a body of work for her solo exhibition, Material Evidence in Spike Island gallery. Melissa is an American-born, London-based artist who has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States. Her work as a painter and printmaker follows the cyclical relationship between surface and reproduction, representation […]

Posted March 16, 2014

Meet March’s artist- Kerry Day

The March image from our Spike Print Studio 2014 Calendar was designed by Kerry Day, MA Mixed media artist and owner of Polly arts, knitted goods and crafty makes. Kerry’s drawing, paintings and prints are available through  and her products from Kerry is another regular tutor at Spike Print Studio, the Queen of the Pop […]

Posted March 16, 2014

A(r)t Tea Time

A(r)t tea time Spike Island was a tea bag factory,its taste is still inside. The tea leaves disappeared,the fragile bags also, but something stays, those tea bags ghosts with engines as a reflection of what is happening in the island, sometimes. by Catherine Volk. SPS member, Catherine Volk is the artist behind the mini exhibition currently […]

Posted March 9, 2014

Sarah Duncan at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona

Earlier this month SPS member Sarah Duncan travelled to the Kitt Peak National Observatory.  Here she tells us a bit about her experience and shares some of her photographs. Kitt Peak is home to the largest collection of telescopes in the world. Located 7000 ft elevation above Arizona’s Sonoran Desert in the Tohono O’Odham reserve, Kitt […]

Posted February 23, 2014

Print of the month- Causeway by Sandra Cocks

Sandra Cocks has been  a member at Spike Print studio since 2010. Here she talks about her recent print, CAUSEWAY- a woodcut measuring  40 x 93cms.   The Woodblock used is 12mm birch plywood, cut using basic lino/woodcut tools I chose to print on Hahnemuhle German etching paper 300gms because of its texture and shade of white. I use […]

Posted February 14, 2014

Pulping for peace- workshop

Here are some photographs from the very successful Underpaper:Pulping for Peace workshop that took place over the weekend at SPS. The Peace Paper Project is an American travelling paper studio, they use the transformation of significant items of clothes into paper as a way to express individual experience and stories, Having worked with a number of veterans and people […]

Posted February 10, 2014

Meet February’s artist- Gail Mason

Gail Mason Gail is another multi-award winning member and regular tutor at Spike Print Studio. You can see more of her work on her website Gail tends to work mainly in screenprint, producing work ranging from large expressive painterly abstract monoprints, to smaller flat colour edition work and most recently monochrome portraits. The positive […]

Posted February 6, 2014

SPS to award printmaking prize

SPS will be awarding the Spike Print Studio Award for the most innovative print, expressed through process, ideas and materials at the National Original Print Exhibition 2014. The Nature of prize is 1 year key holder membership (subject to induction period) at Spike Print Studio. This prestigious membership allows 24 hour access to the studio and the total value of this […]

Posted January 27, 2014