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Oxmarket Exhibition

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are very pleased to be showing a great selection of work currently at the Oxmarket in Chichester! This exhibition showcases local art workshops including Artworks Studio, Jo Dowers and Handprinted. We've gathered together works by our staff, guest workshop tutors and studio users to showcase some of the techniques that take place in the Handprinted studio! This is a fantastic opportunity to take a look at the possibilities available in the printmaking world. Scroll down to see some of the work included in the exhibition and click here to see all of the amazing workshops coming up at Handprinted.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Paul Cleden

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I am a printmaker and illustrator living in Dorchester, Dorset. Currently I concentrate on printmaking especially linocuts, and collographs. Read more

Tetra Pak Drypoint and Collagraph Printing

Thursday, May 17, 2018

When we first heard the news that Tetra Pak cartons could be used for printmaking, we were excited to try it out. We started to collect all the cartons we had at home and got ready to put them to a new use in the studio. Here's a little project to get started using Tetra Pak cartons to make intaglio printed drypoints and collagraphs! Read more

Printfest 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Soya Wax Batik

Friday, April 27, 2018

There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable sources. Read more

Meet the Maker: Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints

Thursday, April 19, 2018

My name is Amanda Colville. I’m a printmaker and artist from Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Read more

Block Printing onto Fabric with New Textile Rollers!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We're very pleased to have a brand new roller available for block printing onto fabric! We love using screen printing inks to block print onto fabric as it creates fast-drying washable prints. Screen printing inks are too slippery for standard rollers so up until now we've liked using Sponge Rollers to print our fabrics. Sponge Rollers are great at rolling out screen printing inks but leave a bubbly texture on the print and can sometimes be uneven. Our new Textile Rollers are slightly spongy and less absorbent - this means we can roll out slippery inks and print evenly onto fabric! Here's our first print with these great new rollers: Read more

Meet the Maker: Mariko

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Hello! My name’s Mariko and I’m an illustrator and printmaker. I grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in London, travelled around for a bit, and have just moved from California to Tokyo, although I do still travel all the time. I work on commercial illustration commissions such as cookbooks, window displays and packaging, as well as spending as much time in the print studio as I can. Read more

New Cranfield Traditional Oil Based Relief Ink

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We are thrilled to have Cranfield's new Traditional Relief Inks in stock. Cranfield make the hugely popular Caligo Safe Wash Inks. These new traditional relief inks are oil based, highly pigmented and come in a wide range of colours including gold and silver! We couldn't wait to get our hands on that gold. Take a look at our first print with this lovely new ink.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Lou Tonkin

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I'm a block printer working mainly with lino blocks, my work is largely inspired by nature & normally grows from our wonderful environment here in Cornwall.  Read more