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

Second Impressions

SPS members Coo Geller & John Lynch exhibiting at New Brewery Arts Saturday 18 January – Saturday 8 March visit for more information In Second Impressions you will encounter a new breed: mature artists who are re-establishing themselves and resisting the paper-only dogma of printmaking, challenging the value and use of this material and creating a […]

Posted January 19, 2014

Under Paper: pulping for Peace – coming soon to SPS

Free paper making workshop by Peace Paper Project. February 8th 2014 at SPS 10-4 Free but booking essential. Saturday 8 February welcomes The Peace Paper Project to Spike Print Studio for an excellent free workshop! Members of the studio and public can come along and turn there old pants, vests, and cotton socks into sheets of […]

Posted January 13, 2014