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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,   an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design http://www.spikeisland.org.uk. 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. We offers inspiration for 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.

Our respected and rich learning programme provides training in contemporary and traditional printmaking by means of a mixed programme of courses, workshops and master classes.

Spike Print Studio editions high quality and innovative, contemporary prints produced with invited artists and commissions artists to make new work using a number of different printing processes.

Who we are

Studio Director: Irena Czapska /  Technical Manager:Francisco Garnica /  Administration Manager: Sarah Duncan / Book keeper: Katy Chard

Learning Programme Co-ordinator: Jo Hounsome

Member technicians:    Elliot Steele/Jemma Gunning

UWE MA member technician (award):  Lisa Davies

Vandercook Co-ordinator: Charlotte Biszewski


Editioners: Katy Chard, Gilly Thompson, Libby Lloyd, John Lynch, Martyn Grimmer


Spike Print Studio Board of Directors 2017

Richard Anderton (Chair)

John Ford

Ian Chamberlain

Dean Byass

Georgina Hounsome

Christine Howes

Giles Brown

Rod Harris (Treasurer)


Jane Selman (Finance)

Huw Morgan (SPS)

Lhosa Daly (Spike Island)

Established and co-founded  by Peter Reddick in 1976.