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

Meet January’s artist- John Lynch

John Lynch John Lynch’s work explores themes of the subconscious in every day culture through the printed medium.  As a printmaker, John specialises in combining the print processes of etching, relief and screen print, often with the subject of Iconography in contemporary culture.  This is John’s explanation for his calendar print, “ My print for […]

Posted January 3, 2014

Print of the Month- Dean Byass

Here is an interview with Dean Byass talking about his extraordinary Mezzotints.  It is always inspiring to watch Dean work  in the studio and I am really pleased we have this opportunity to hear about the process behind his prints. I have been a member of Spike Print studio for approximately nine years, with a break […]

Posted December 15, 2013

Looking back at 2013

As the year draws to a close, here are some photographs of what has been happening inside SPS over this year. Wuon Gean Ho  Lino Workshop   Viscosity Monoprinting with Sue Brown Chitra Merchant’s Introduction to Screenprinting Havanna Experimental Grafica studio visit   Brendon Reid’s Digital course David Sully’s Masterclass SPS Calendar ImagOn with Gillian […]

Posted December 8, 2013

RWA 161st Annual Open Exhibition

Here are a few of our members and their work who participated in this year’s RWA  autumn show. Thank you to Laura Howarth for documenting the varnishing. Christine Howes print, ‘ The Old Apple Tree’, was inspired by a tree laden with apples last summer that she sketched in Cornwall.  It is printed from two […]

Posted December 1, 2013

Pamela Scott Wilkie- V&A collection

Journey In 1970, Pamela Scott Wilkie drove overland to Asia from the UK through Turkey, Iran and remote parts of Afghanistan. She produced a suite of 20 hand-pulled screen prints based on this experience setting up a studio in Rawalpindi making them there in a signed and numbered edition of 45.  “Pamela Scott Wilkie travelled […]

Posted November 24, 2013


Drawings and Prints of Iceland 17 November – 12 December This weekend saw the opening of this incredible exhibition of epic drawings and prints by Emma Stibbon RA in the Rabley Drawing Centre in Marlborough, Wiltshire.   Emma is a very successful long standing SPS member and we highly recommend seeing this exhibition whilst it […]

Posted November 17, 2013

Print Shop- Christmas launch

This last volume is in full swing and is packed with exciting new works by local printmakers. Upcoming workshops include Paper cutting by Sarah Dennis, Botanical Monoprinting with Katharina Nyilas, Monoprinting With Stencils: Sophie Rae and Intro to Etching with Gilly Thompson & Liz Bath. The Print shop is also very pleased to have Peter Williams as their final […]

Posted November 11, 2013

SPS in Cuba

Earlier this month, 7 of our members’ work was selected to represent SPS in the exhibition Tres Tallers Ingleses: Veinte-Uno Puntos de Vista in Havana, Cuba. This exhibition is part of an initiative to develop and deepen the relationship with Cuban printmakers through exchanges  of work, and collaborative projects. Our 7 representatives are Martine Baldwin, Carolyn Bunt, Sarah Duncan, […]

Posted November 3, 2013