The Handprinted Christmas Makers’ Market is back! We have an amazing group of local printmakers, artists and makers selling their handmade wares. Friday 29th November is Indie Friday! This is the perfect opportunity to support local, independent creatives and businesses with your Christmas gifts this year. Please join us! Friday 29th November (Indie Friday) 18:00 … Continue reading "Meet the Makers: Handprinted Christmas Makers’ Market!"
We took our pop up shop to Printfest in Ulverston once again this year. Printfest is an annual celebration of print that runs during the first weekend of May in Ulverston, Cumbria. There are 49 printmakers who exhibit there showing a wide range of techniques. It is lovely being able to meet and talk through … Continue reading "Printfest 2019"
My name is Rob Luckins I’m a printmaker and commercial photographer. I make screen prints, letterpress and linocuts under the name Triffid. My inspiration comes from 1950’s television shows and packaging. I love old tin toys, model kits and the 1950’s view of what the future would look like. Describe your printmaking process. My printmaking … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Rob Luckins"
2017 has been a busy year in the Handprinted Studio! We’ve been visited by amazing tutors including Ian Phillips, Laura Boswell, Sue Brown, Tom Boulton, Karin Moorhouse and Nick Morley, all teaching some of their signature techniques. We can’t wait to have these (and more!) tutors back next year. One of our most exciting ventures … Continue reading "Handprinted Studio 2017"
Following Shirley’s visit to Japan earlier this year, we are expanding our Japanese Woodblock Printing and Relief Printing range! We’ve had great fun testing out new products and have loved opening each parcel as it arrives from Japan with new stock. There are lots of new things now available on our website (and more still … Continue reading "New Japanese Stock"
One of the hardest things to do when printing a relief block (lino, vinyl or wood) is to print solid blocks of colour. There are quite a few choices to make and if you get these right then your printing will be much easier. Ink – an oil based ink will print better than a … Continue reading "Printing a solid lino block with a baren"