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Accordingly: Art+Text.

November 3, 2015

  An Exhibition of Prints, Paintings, Installations, Assemblages and Artists’ Books. 3 -8 November, 11 – 5.30pm Private View: Saturday 7th between 6-8pm. 44AD ARTSPACE: 4 Abbey St, Bath, BA1 1NN The exhibition will include works by SPS Member Technician, Monika Rycerz. There will be an illustrated talk by one of the exhibitors, Glenn Storhaug of Five Seasons […]

Look back: Carbon Transfer Masterclass

November 1, 2015

Last weekend SPS ran this very success workshop by Peter Moseley. ‘Carbon transfer’ (also known as carbon-tissue and carbon-pigment) is a genuinely ‘continuous tone’ printing process. It can produce beautiful and fully archival prints using whatever coloured pigment the artist cares to choose. Though it’s roots are in the second half of the nineteenth century, […]

SPS members’ success at RWA Annual Open Exhibition.

October 26, 2015

The RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition – now in its 163rd year – is a highlight of the region’s art calendar. Attracting leading artists from throughout the UK, it is open to all, and often includes work by unknown exhibitors alongside well-known names. A selection panel assesses every entry and this year 593 works by 386 […]

Hand-Printed Artists’ Books – exhibition

October 19, 2015

We Are Here: hand-printed artists’ books made at Spike Print Studio, Bristol   Time: Thurs 29 October – Weds 25 November 2015 Venue: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ   Spike Print Studio’s 1 year Book Arts students will be exhibiting their work as part of the exhibition programme of Redefining Print. We Are […]

Anna Harley in House & Garden

October 19, 2015

SPS members shortlisted for WAC Awards

October 10, 2015

October 9 – 25 The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established only four years ago by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the cathedral city in South-West England. But a notion that came to life around kitchen […]

A Print Club Bristol event

October 5, 2015

Last week, Print Club Bristol hosted a very special event; a workshop, demo & talk by the Master Ukiyoe woodblock carver, Motoharu Asaka. It was a rare opportunity to meet one of the last remaining master woodblock carvers in Japan, with more than 45 years experience. Elaine Cooper introduced the event and Louise Rouse, Motoharu’s assistant and apprentice, gave a […]

Student becomes Master

October 5, 2015

The Magazine for The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan to promote Britain has written an article about SPS member Elaine Copper, entitled:  ”Welsh washi-maker invigorates traditional Japanese industry.” Click below to read. http://bccjacumen.com/student-becomes-master/

Emma Gregory – Alkmaar residency

September 27, 2015

  For six weeks over the summer just gone the Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar moved its printing presses and its artists from the Jugendstil school building it occupies in the city centre to a huge deconsecrated church two blocks away to print and celebrate 40 years in business: GAA Druk Maken 2015 (trans.create pressure or make […]

The Letterpress Collective studio visit

September 20, 2015

Spike Print Studio recently visited The Letterpress Collective at Centrespace in Bristol. Nick Hand, founder of the collective, showed us around and explained how the studio started. The Letterpress Collective spent 2013 gathering beautiful wood and lead type as well as collecting amazing printing presses including a lovely Heidelberg Windmill Platen (winched out of the store […]