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Spike Print Studio  is the largest open access print studio in the south west set up in 1976 by a group of artists, led by Peter Reddick RWA under the name Bristol Printmakers Workshop.  It is a registered charity and a co-founding group of Spike Island, an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, but is a separate and different charity.

We provide exceptional studio facilities for fine art printmaking which are available to individuals to undertake their own work. We actively promote artists, training and education for the public. We strongly believe in advancing printmaking education for all and in particular for young people and those who may not have access or opportunities.  We feel that all young people should be given the opportunity to pursue their educational and professional goals. We run a free monthly workshop for displaced people in Bristol in conjunction with the charity Borderlands and we have recently started working with young carers.

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.

Our spacious studio provides a creative environment for artists to explore their work and offers technical support for them to produce original prints. We offer 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.

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 /  Studio Manager: Francisco Garnica /  Administration Manager: Sarah Duncan / Book keeper: Katy Chard

Learning Programme Co-ordinator: Jo Hounsome

Member technicians:    Elliot Steele/Demi Insall

UWE MA member technician (award):

Vandercook Co-ordinator: Nick Greenglass

Young Person Technician:  Zack Townsend (3 month work experience)

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.