Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Printshops in British Isles

  • Seacourt

  • Seacourt Print Workshop is an artist print studio located in Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, offering facilities for Etching, Relief, Lithography, Screenprinting, Photo-intaglio and other fine art printmaking processes. It caters to anyone with an interest in printmaking, from the beginner to the professional artist. Seacourt Print Workshop welcomes membership from minorities and from artists with disabilities.


  • Dublin: Graphic Studio

  • Graphic Studio Dublin, established in 1961, is the largest and oldest fine-art print studio in Ireland. It is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.The Graphic Studio facilitates etching, lithography, woodblock and carborundum printing for upwards of fifty members annually. An additional fifteen to twenty Visiting Artists are invited to the studio each year to make a series of prints with the assistance of a skilled technician.

  • Limerick Printmakers

  • Limerick Printmakers provide facilities for artists to make prints using a variety of methods including etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief and monoprint. Artists join on a membership basis and can avail of various different levels from daily to yearly. The option of 24 hour access to the facilities is also available within the yearly membership.

  • Cork Printmakers

  • In 1991, Cork Printmakers artists workshop was set-up by a number of fine art printmakers in Cork city to support both established and emerging artists working in print media. The workshop became fully functional in 1994 and new members were invited to join. Today Cork Printmakers supports over seventy working artists based in Ireland, Britain and the United States.

  • Edinburgh Printmakers

  • Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers (EP) is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary printmaking practice.

  • Glasgow

  • Glasgow Print Studio is based in the heart of Glasgow, providing a range of services to artists and the public in the West of Scotland. These include a custom-built printmakers workshop, a gallery exhibiting local and international artists and a retail outlet: Gallery III.

  • Swansea Print Workshop

  • Swansea Print Workshop was set up in 1998 by a group of artists, with the intention of providing much needed professional printmaking and drawing facilities in the Swansea area and creating a CENTRE of excellence for printmaking in South Wales. The studios provide a forum for established printmakers and would-be printmakers to meet and exchange ideas and to share a platform of exhibition opportunities.

  • London Print Studio

  • londonprintstudio is the regional printmaking and computer graphics center. It exists to support artists and people interested in the visual and graphic arts, and to make the arts accessible to everyone.

  • Oxford Printmakers

  • The OPC is an open access Fine Art Print Workshop which offers a high standard of printmaking facilities for people whose special interest is printmaking.

  • Brighton Printmakers

  • The studio is an open access fine art print workshop dedicated to the production and promotion of original prints as a Fine Art medium.We welcome all those interested from beginners to accomplished printmakers to learn and use printmaking as a creative process.

  • Double Elephant in Exeter

  • Double Elephant is an open access community based printmaking studio available to anyone, professional printmakers, artists and beginners alike. We aim to offer resources, equipment and tuition to the highest professional standards. We encourage creativity and artistic personal development through a friendly approach and a focus on the artistic integrity of your printmaking. We have started to develop a speciality in bringing printmaking to groups of people normally excluded from mainstream arts activity.
    From May 2003 we worked with people with poor mental health from Lifeworks and with young people from The Richmond Fellowship. In October we started a project with elderly people in partnership with "upstream". Based in Crediton, "upstream" is a research project looking at the health benefits of art and craft activities for rurally isolated, elderly people. In the Autumn 2004 we will be starting a three term printmaking course with kids from Exeter Pupil Referral Unit and Priory High School.

  • The Print Studio in Cambridge

  • The Print Studio works with artists. It is an artists’ workspace rather than a printing company. It supplies publishers and galleries from many parts of the world. It is a collaborative workshop in which the artist works in tandem with the printers. The proofing is an exploratory process without frontiers, experimentation is the name of the game. Combinations of media, additional hand-applied elements and innovative techniques are encouraged. The very best papers and inks are used.

    1 comment:

    Carol's Original Prints said...

    I was wondering if you would be prepared to include our workshop under your print workshops in th UK & Ireland.

    Horsley Printmakers is a small independently run studio in the heart of Hadrian's Wall country. It's run by tow printmakers - me, Carol Nunan, and Rebecca Vincent. We run printmaking workshops all through the year. website address is and my blog is Thanks