Printmaking – Useful Links

Printmakers, Artists and Creatives

David Shrigley is an artist known for his drawings, paintings and prints that use humour and daily life. He works with Jealous Gallery to create screen prints, as well as Schäfer Grafisk Vaerksted to create his etchings and woodcuts.

Andrea Büttner is a German born printmaker and artist. She uses woodcut in combination with photography and painting to create installation pieces.

Nana Shiomi is another great artist, that uses woodcuts alongside painting to create optical and beautiful prints.

Peter Doig and David Hockney are both famous for their paintings, but also create work using printmaking techniques. Peter Doig with etchings and David Hockney’s lithographs and etchings.

Thomas Kilpper is a German born artist predominantly working in relief. His work crosses multiple disciplines including site specific work. He uses empty buildings to carve into flooring, referring to the buildings history and social function.

Image of Thomas Kilpper's woodcut flooring 'The Ring: Gordon Harker' 2000.
The Ring: Gordon Harker 2000 Thomas Kilpper

Kat Richards is an artist based in Philadelphia who mainly works with printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Their work is created through a stencil mono printing technique, reimagining the body in abstract fragmented shapes.

Print Workshops

AGALAB – Amsterdam-based workshop, with open access and artist-in-residence options. AGALAB offers acid-free etching using copper sulphate and ferric chloride only, and is solvent-free, using VCA and vegetable oils to create an inclusive making environment. Lots of collaboration with musea and galleries, as well as a research studio devoted to natural dyes and inks.

Edinburgh Printmakers – open access workshop that places sustainability and green print practices at centre of its research, including the publication of an Environmental Sustainability Policy.

Hong Kong Open Printshop – an open access print workshop with an ambitious exhibition and education programme, this print workshop also houses an excellent collection of Chinese metal type.

London Print Studio – with a long history of supporting local and community arts projects, this print studio offers open access across a variety of processes, as well as a gallery, shop, and opportunities to get involved.

Thames-Side Print Studio – etching, relief and screenprinting on the River Thames! Part of Thames-Side Studios, with short courses, open access sessions and keyholder options.

Regional Print Centre – Holds a huge collection of work by Paul Peter Piech, a printmaker, peace activist and egalitarian. He worked mainly in lino and woodcut to create bold text and graphics, for prints, posters and books.

Crown Point Press – San Francisco based etching studio and publishers. Masters of all intaglio processes, follow the Magical Secrets link where they share their incredible knowledge, with insights into how they work with artists, tutorials, tips and tricks.

Galleries, Museums, Collections

Dutch Museum of Lithography – located in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, the Dutch Museum of Lithography charts the use of this process as commercial, scientific and artistic enterprise. A fantastic collection of stones, presses, and lithographs produced for the nearby Philips factory.

Nelly Duff – limited edition prints and collaborations with contemporary illustrators, artists, and graphic designers. Permanent home is on Columbia Road in East London, with an extensive online gallery.

Ota Memorial Museum of Art – a collection of 14,000 ukiyo-e prints, spanning the entire history of this remarkable relief printing tradition. The physical show changes every month, and there is a good archive of past exhibitions.

Journals and Articles

Image of page spread from Pressing Matters website.
Page Spread of Pressing Matters.

Pressing Matters – articles and news about print and printmaking, there are some free downloads on this site, or you subscribe to the printed magazine

IMPACT – University West of England (UWE) Centre for Fine Print Research have produced a peer-reviewed online journal with international contributions.