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Meet the Maker: Anne Desmet RA

Thursday, May 09, 2019

I was born in 1964 and brought up in Liverpool. I have BFA and MA degrees in Fine Art from Oxford University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking from Central School of Art, London, and in 2018 was elected an Honorary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University, for ‘distinction in the world of art’. I exhibit my wood engravings, linocuts and printed collages widely, have won 40 national and international awards (including a Rome Scholarship in Printmaking; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, USA; and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Montreal, Canada) and have works in public and private collections worldwide. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, have each purchased significant holdings of my works. Over 30 solo shows include two major museum retrospectives at the Ashmolean (1998) and the Whitworth (2008) respectively: each toured UK museums for two years. I had an earlier retrospective at Moscow’s Ex Libris Museum, Russia (1995); and solo exhibitions at the Holburne Museum, Bath (2017) and Gainsborough’s House Museum, Suffolk (2018). I am author of four printmaking and drawing books and was editor of Printmaking Today magazine from 1998-2013. I am only the third wood engraver ever elected to membership of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in its 250-year history. I live and work in London.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Kaylene Alder

Thursday, May 02, 2019


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Meet the Maker: Ink and Bear

Thursday, April 25, 2019


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Relief Printing from Wood Grain

Thursday, April 18, 2019

It can be interesting to include natural textures in our relief prints. Wood grain is a beautiful organic pattern and can be printed especially well if we emphasise the natural grain in the wood. We can do this with a blow torch. Scorch the surface of the wood to bring out the wood grain. (Please be careful when using the blow torch by working outside on a non-flammable base).  Read more

Meet the Maker: Kat Flint

Thursday, April 11, 2019

I’m Kat, and I’m a designer/printmaker from Aberdeen, now living and working in South East London. I make quirky, story-filled linocut prints… I came to printmaking late, and almost by accident, following the birth of my daughter in 2015. I was keen to make my living as a creative working on my own terms in order to find some kind of genuine work/life balance, but I had originally envisaged starting a business designing ceramic homewares. That fell by the wayside when I realised how much I loved linocut, and how much easier it is to accommodate a press at home than a kiln.
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Monoprinting with Scrim

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Monoprinting is a lovely technique that allows printmakers to be spontaneous, painterly and experimental. This simple monoprint project produces beautiful delicate prints using a piece of scrim and an etching press.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Masha Tiplady

Thursday, March 28, 2019


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Repurposing Objects for your Printmaking Kit

Thursday, March 21, 2019

There are many objects that can be gathered from around the house to add to your printmaking kit! Here are some of our favourite alternative uses for easily found objects that we use in the studio every day!  Read more

Meet the Maker: Wayne Longhurst

Thursday, March 14, 2019

I am a Worthing based linocut printmaker. Born in Brighton, moving to Worthing in 2012, I've always been surrounded by the Downs and the sea, for which I am very lucky, if a little complacent of at times! Read more

Making a Hinged Board for Screen Printing onto Paper

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Using a hinged board to screen print onto paper is a game changer. It allows you to register layered prints and print in identical editions. Here's how we made our latest batch of A2 hinged boards in the studio: Read more

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