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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 […]

Little Honey Bee by Jane Ormes

September 13, 2015

SPS member, Jane Ormes has recently created this beautiful children’s book. It is available from all good book shops. In a spring garden, the flowers are slowly coming out as the weather warms up. As the flowers come, so too do bees and other forms of life. This follow-on from Little Tree is a simple […]

Cultural Debris: Jono Boyle & Adam Koukoudakis

September 6, 2015

Private View: Thursday 17th September, 6.30 – 9.30pm, please RSVP Exhibition Continues: 18th – 24th September 2015, Open 10 – 7pm Daily Location: Jealous Gallery, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT  Hosted & Curated By: Smithson Gallery Guest Curator: Ryan Lanji Smithson is proud to present two artists as they come together to unveil a […]

Paris studio visit: Raúl Velasco & Kristin Meller

August 30, 2015

L’Association pour l’Estampe et l’Art Populaire was founded in 2000 by two artists Raúl Velasco and Kristin Meller. Their studio is located at 49 bis rue des Cascades in Belleville. As well as using the studio for their own printmaking practice, they run intaglio and woodcut workshops. Over the summer, we visited them to learn about their experience running […]

Newlyn Fish Festival 2015, Prints by Pirrip Press

August 24, 2015

Two new limited edition screenprints for this year’s festival. We’ve been designing and screenprinting limited edition prints for the Newlyn Fish Festival for the past three years. Each year we come up with two designs and sell them at the festival for £10, £2 of which goes to the festival committee to distribute to their […]

Gyotaku Prints at River Cottage

August 20, 2015

  Laura Howarth started doing these prints at an ‘Off Road Collagraph’ course at Spike Print Studio run by Ashley Thomas. ”He mentioned that he had done fish prints before (only once I think) and I brought in a Brill and he showed me ‘the ropes’. I then went on to produce quite a few […]

Campanology

August 1, 2015

Group exhibition Curated by Charlotte Biszewski 4th – 11th August 2015   Inspired by bell ringing, Campanology is a collaboration between five artists from a multitude of disciplines. It incorporates a wide range of practices, from fine art printmaking, traditional casting and contemporary design. This installation will interact with the local surroundings, the church of […]

Printopia- How and Why Artists Reproduce

July 30, 2015

Exhibition runs 31st July 2015 to 5th September 2015  @ London Print Studio Sarah Duncan from Spike Print Studio is one of the invited artists. She will be exhibiting her lithographic print, 1.3 seconds. In 2014 Sarah spent two weeks at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the largest collection of telescopes in the world. […]

What You Have Done by Aoife Barrett

July 25, 2015

”I am interested in this human urge to set a line around our response to the world. Edges both define and release us; we search for them repeatedly in the visual field.  If drawing lines is a way of trying to make sense of the world then that is what I am doing through my […]