Established by Peter Reddick in 1976, Spike Print Studio in Bristol is the largest open-access print studio in the South West and a co-founding, not for profit studio group of Spike Island. We provide exceptional studio facilities for fine art printmaking which are available to individuals to undertake their own work. We actively promotes artists, training and education for the public.
Our spacious studio provides a creative environment for artists to explore their work and offers technical support for them to produce original prints. The beautiful etching studio has a view of the cut which bears witness to the dramatic ebb and flow of the Avon twice a day and provides inspiration for all who use it.
We offer insight into printmaking by facilitating the exchange of ideas between members, and working with visiting artists. By providing expertise and facilities of the highest professional standards we support artists so that they may be innovative and experimental with their work in a way which would not be possible if they were working alone.
We provide on going training in contemporary and traditional printmaking by means of a mixed programme of courses, workshops and master classes. The studio supports all levels of experience and has a great atmosphere where people of all ages come together because of their love of print.