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Print of the Month- Dean Byass

December 15, 2013

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 […]

RWA 161st Annual Open Exhibition

December 1, 2013

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 […]

Pamela Scott Wilkie- V&A collection

November 24, 2013

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 […]

SPS in Cuba

November 3, 2013

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, […]

SPS tutor, Ros Ford, wins 2nd prize in Wells Art Contemporary.

October 22, 2013

WAC is an Open exhibition at Wells Museum & Art Gallery, in it’s second year. The exhibition ran from the 11th-19th October. Prize awarding JUDGES were 45 Park Lane artists which included, Sir Peter Blake, Brendan Neiland, Bruce McLean, Christian Furr, Joe Tilson, Martin Fuller, Patrick Hughes, Brad Faine, Donald Smith, Ivor Abrahams, Tom Philips and […]

SPS Members Selected for Pushing Print 2013

October 13, 2013

As part of this vibrant print festival in Margate, works by Petra Regent and Gillian Thompson are being exhibited at the Pie Factory and Margate Gallery. The exhibition showcases the diversity of printmaking and works that explore and challenge traditional ideas about print. It Features works by 93 local, national and international artists. There are many events […]

Simon Tozer Unleashes Gromit

September 22, 2013

His name is Gromberry and he appeared at the launch, hanging from a crane outside the M Shed in Bristol.   Simon Tozer’s Gromit is installed on the harbour, down near the Pump House.   … I found it hard to think of a design that was any improvement on Gromit just as he is – but painting him […]

SPS member Coo Geller in UNFOLD exhibition

September 16, 2013

A Celebration of Contemporary Artists’ Books and Book Designs at London Print Studio. Exhibition runs from 14th September until 2nd November 2013 Coo Geller is one of the selected artists whose beautiful Artists’ Books are on display in this exhibition.  Here are some of her thoughts behind the work. Height: 20cms  width:16cms  (folded up size) […]

RA Summer Exhibition follow up

August 26, 2013

This year the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition proved to be a great success for many of our members.  Many were selected and sales were high.  Here are some examples of members’ work that did so well.  Chitra Merchant’s popular Silkscreen prints, entitled Bell Jar VII and Bell Jar X. ‘Bell Jar’  is an ongoing series of […]

SPS member, Coo Geller selected for Northern Print exhibition

August 18, 2013

Carte Blanche* 10 Jul – 14 Sep 13 Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne. Coo Geller’s Paper Parsnip Concertinas (featured below) were created from looking at the fine details of long skinny parsnips, grown on her sister’s allotment. On describing her work, Geller explains that is about nature: ”I am drawn to something, perhaps a plant or […]