Wednesday 12 February 2014

Intro To Linocut Printing

Tutor: Kerry Day
When: 2 Session Workshop on 20th & 27th March, 7 to 9pm.
Cost: £50 including all materials and refreshments.
Where: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

Kerry ran a lino-cutting workshop with The Print Shop last year, if you missed it and would like to have a go she is running another 2 session workshop in March.

This workshop will introduce you to the art of relief printing. Using Japanese cutting tools you will create single colour prints from a Lino plate.

You will learn the basics of lino-cutting and hand burnishing techniques which will add tone and texture
to your work. By the end of the 2 sessions you will be able to continue printing from home without the need of expensive equipment.

To book a space please email Kerry on

Thursday 6 February 2014

Woodland inspired Monopinting with stencils

Tuesday 11th Feb 2014 / 17.30-20.30
Hamilton House Gallery/reception

Sophie Rae led a couple of workshops in the Print Shop, whilst it was open. Now if you missed the chance to get involved she is holding another one on Tuesday 11th. 

This is a workshop based on the theme of ancient woodland, where participants learn a unique printing technique, which is easy to do at home, without needing specific printing facilities or expensive materials. The process starts with a rough sketch/design. This design is then cut into stencils using a craft knife. Beautiful colours of ink are then mixed and applied with a durathene roller through the gaps in the stencils, also referred to as pochoir. 
You will experiment with layering the inks to achieve different textures and effects to create a woodland-inspired print which you can take home. 

You also have the choice to work your designs onto a set of five greetings cards. 

Its a three hour workshop, with all materials provided for £25. 

Its advisable to wear clothing you don't mind getting ink on, or bring an apron. 
If you have any woodland inspired imagery to jog your imagination on the day then please bring that. 

To book on you can pay securely over paypal, if you visit this blog.
To get to my workshop, scroll down to the very bottom where it says Woodland inspired Mono-printing with stencils with Sophie Rae and click buy now.

Hope to see you there



Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

It's our last day!

It's been a blast, but at 4pm today we'll be closing our doors forever!

We'd like to thank all of the printmakers and guest artists who were involved in making our vision for unique printing space and celebration of Bristol printmakers a reality, and all of you who have taken the time to visit us and share your enthusiasm for printing.

It's not too late to drop in today and have a look at some of the extraordinary prints and wares that our printmakers have to offer, so why not pop in and enjoy some festive cheer with us.

Friday 20 December 2013

New for Volume 4: BIRDS

ATTENTION BIRD LOVERS: You're in for a tweet.  If you're looking for something a little special, we're stocked full of beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes, and fun products for your bird loving friends.

1. Hand-printed wooden box | By Janes Ormes  £24.00
(Available in three different designs)

2Screen-printed bird tote bag | By Jill Spence  £9.50

3. Redwings & Fieldfares | By Christine Howes  £190.00

4Blackbird artist book | By Bronwyn Ward  £10.00

5Little bird chalkboard | By Carys Ink  £16.00

Thursday 19 December 2013

5 reasons why you should visit The Print Shop

5 days to go, and 5 reasons why you should visit The Print Shop in its final week.

Photograph by Made in Britain
1. Because we're not here for much longer!

As a pop-up (or temporary shop), it really is our last week, so if you haven't already been in, now's your chance!  The shop is still brimming with wonderful things by local makers.

Photograph by Dawn Cooper
2. You're in for a unique experience

We've had so much fun leading workshops and showing you how to print through different processes.  At the heart of our ethos is making and hand-printing things yourself, which is why you might be lucky enough to catch one of our printers hand-printing their items in a live shop demonstration - you could even buy them on the same day!

Photograph by Carys Ink
3. You can buy something genuinely different

Fed up with seeing the same things everywhere?  Want to buy something just a little bit different and special for your favourite people?  You've come to the right place!  With over 35 different Bristol makers and exclusively handmade and hand-printed goods, you're not likely to find our one of a kind items anywhere else.  And handmade presents are always appreciated!

Photograph by Love Local
4. It's time to shop local!

I couldn't have put it better myself, Bryony!  Bristol is brilliant, and it's becoming more and more important to support local makers and enrich our local art scene and economy.  So why not pick up something that has been handmade in Bristol by independent artists?  A heartfelt local purchase can go a long way.  What's more, you can meet the makers directly in the shop, and visit our fantastic neighbours, Paper, Scissors Stone and Made in Britain in the same square!

Photograph by Sophie Rae
5. Because we love having you in the shop.

A busy shop makes for happy printmakers.  It's been a joy meeting you all, and enjoying engaging conversations about your printmaking, and answering your questions about our artists and methods.  Come in and bring the festive cheer, and we'll make you feel very welcome!

Wednesday 18 December 2013

New for Volume 4: Finishing Touches

Not long to go now until Christmas, and our final day at The Print Shop on Christmas Eve!

Here are a couple more finishing touches to round off your Christmas interiors, or why not give one of Hannah's beautiful handmade stocking decorations as a stocking filler?

1Screen-printed tree decorations | By Lea Lloyd  £4.00

2Screen-printed reindeer bunting | By Kate Ingham  £8.00

3. Ceramic tree decorations | By Holly Drewett from £2.95

4. Handmade and screen-printed stocking decorations | By Hannah Postlethwaite  £4.50

Monday 16 December 2013

New for Volume 4: Finishing Touches

...I know!  We can't quite believe it either, but there's only a week to go before The Print Shop closes its doors for good at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Luckily, there's still time to grab those all important purchases from our team of local printmakers.  For those of you lucky ones who've almost finished your Christmas shopping (we salute you), here are a few finishing touches, designed to finish your gifts in style...

1. Christmas gift bags | By Bella Barton from £2.00

2New Christmas gift tags | By Jill Spence

3New Christmas gift tags | By Carys Ink

4. Screenprinted Christmas gift tags | By Sophie Rae

5Super Christmas card | By Pirrip Press