Molly Lemon

Molly Lemon has be awarded a scholarship from Spike Print Studio to complete the 1 year Contemporary Relief course. I asked Molly to tell us about herself and her experience on the course. “As a printmaker in Bristol, Spike Print Studio was always somewhere I was interested in but had never found the time to […]

Posted February 22, 2018

Blank Light

Nick Greenglass exhibition at SPS This years Peter Reddick bursary awardee Nick Greenglass came to the award from a background in hybrid printmaking, developing techniques that mix a wide range of printing processes from digital inkjet, silkscreen, laser-cut and relief. With the Bursary being set up for artists seeking to advance relief printmaking in experimental […]

Posted February 5, 2018

Jess Bugler “Memory States”

 Jess Buglar is our current Peter Reddick Bursary Award winner. Jess Bugler explores the nature of traumatic memory in her exhibition Memory States at The Courtyard. Her work aims to evoke the extraordinariness of the traumatic narrative, where each piece is a captured fragment. An exploration of a state of memory. An attempt to convey something both […]

Posted January 30, 2018

Gail Mason “Breathe”

“Breathe” is a new exhibition by multi award-winning printmaker and artist Gail Mason. The exhibition is a collection of works which serve as a reminder to take time out from busy lives and to appreciate the wonder and space that the natural landscape provides. Through the paintings, Gail plays with the experience of a journey […]

Posted January 29, 2018

Shape Arts Open

Congratulations to Amy Hutchings who has been selected for this years Shape Open The 2018 Shape Open, this year titled “Collective Influence”, is a group exhibition of artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration? What power does influence have to […]

Posted January 22, 2018

UWE SPS Scholarship

Ruth Ander is one of our UWE SPS scholars. Ruth gets her inspiration from water, light and vapour. Her techniques are perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations. Delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Painted prints or printed paintings – the results are multi-layered impressions. Her prints are […]

Posted January 17, 2018

UWE SPS Scholarship

Amy Hutchings has been selected as one of our Spike Print Studio and UWE  scholars. Amy says “I have been recently working with a key Ophthalmologist from Bristol University on a collaborative project. The project involves visually interpreting their research and advances in sight restoration, which has prompted me to think about a broader audience, […]

Posted January 15, 2018

Printing ‘Caldera Overlook’ by Emma Stibbon

In summer 2017 Emma Stibbon printed Caldera Overlook, her largest work to date at Spike Print Studio.  Together with Amy-Jane Blackwell of Ink on Paper Press and Lisa Takahashi, artist and tutor at Spike Print Studio, they spent many arduous hours realising this extraordinary work and producing an edition of 10.

Posted December 14, 2017

Lisa Takahashi interview with Liz K Miller

Here is a link to an interview with Liz K Miller, by one of our members Lisa Takahashi.

Posted November 28, 2017

Sandra Cocks prize at RWA

Well done to Sandra Cocks who has won the “Marcus Fitzgibbon Memorial Purchase Prize” at the 165th RWA Open Exhibition. Her woodcut ‘Ninety Six” edition 90, has taken inspiration from the 96 people who died at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster in 1989. ‘Ninety Six’  has also been chosen to be the cover of November/December issue of […]

Posted October 5, 2017