Botanical print workshops
I now offer small print workshops with one-to-one tutoring for those seeking a fun and creative break, and the opportunity to learn a new craft in an leafy green, friendly environment.
Learn the basics of traditional letterpress printing at my Bristol based studio, whilst using modern techniques and materials to create your own unique prints to cherish and keep.
...and all with a botanical twist!
Workshops will cover the following aspects of letterpress printing, whilst giving you the opportunity to put your own ideas on paper and be as playful as you like!
• Basic introduction to the traditional letterpress process.
• Hand-setting metal type/wood mounted photopolymer plates and locking up in a chase.
• Printing on an Adana 8×5 table top printing press. You will each have your own press to work at throughout the day.
• Simple finishing techniques, depending on your project idea.
A selection of pre-designed botanical and floral imagery from my own artwork will be provided , which can be printed from wood mounted photopolymer plates. I also offer a range of lead typefaces which can be used for basic typesetting. You may have a specific idea in mind as to what you might like to take away with you , perhaps some personal stationery or postcards, or you may want to come and just experiment. You are very welcome to bring your own paper, otherwise all paper and materials will be provided. A picnic lunch will be provided, as well as tea and coffee.
With any luck, by the end of the day you will have learnt a thing or two and created a selection of your own unique prints to take home with you!
HOW TO BOOK A WORKSHOP
Workshops cost £150 per person per day, including lunch and materials. Workshops are twice monthly, with the day running from 10am to 4pm.
Workshop dates will be posted here but if you would like to book ahead for a specific occasion please email with your preferred dates, and I'll do my very best to book you in.
Due to the size of the studio, there is a maximum of two people per workshop. A £50 deposit per person will be required prior to the workshop date to secure the booking.