Sunday, 25 May 2014

Relief Printing Course

Artist/Printmaker Andy Smith was invited 
to run a relief printing course at The 
Print Block studio. Here are a selection 
of some lovely lino cuts that his students 
produced over the course of 5 weeks. 

Saturday, 24 May 2014


Print Block member Lisa Jone's own brand 
'Loop' is now showing at Whitstable's 
smallest gallery 'The View' on Oxford st.
Lots of beautiful hand printed textiles, 
cushions, purses, prints and cards for 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ruth Dent

Print Block member Ruth Dent has created this 
impressive 'Art for Evensong' installation 
consisting of 16 huge banners which are currently 
hanging in Bradford Cathedral until Sat 7th June.
Also shown here is an image from 'Lesser Litany' 
a beautiful hand screen printed book she produced 
in the studio. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Editioning for Pressure Sounds


New Yabby You album Deeper Roots Part 2 released in late May 2014

Today 138 hand printed & editioned sleeves by Suki 
left the studio for Pressure Sounds record label.
The follow up to Yabby You album Deeper Roots is 
released on Pressure Sounds in May 2014. Its a 16
track set and has the same mixture of dub plates,
alternate mixes and rare 45's as the first album.
There will also be 2 singles taken from the album
released in late May. For more information visit

East Kent Printmakers

Last chance to see the 'East Kent Printmakers' 
exhibition held at two venues, The Whitstable 
Museum & Gallery and The Herne Bay Museum 
Gallery. Open until this Sunday 18th May. 
Participating exhibitors are print block 
members Oywah Chung, Sadie Hennessy, Micaela 
Beatson, Jenny Samuels, Ruth McDonald and 
Karen Radford. Also showing is work by a 
number of our students and editioning clients 
that have passed through our doors, Robert 
Clarke, Mary Claire Smith, Heather Haythornwaite, 
Penny Murchison, Helen Wilde, Clare Jackson 
and Mike Roberts.

Bainbridge Open 2014

Print Block member Sadie Hennessy and Suki's 
editioning clients Robert Clarke and Julia 
Mckenzie had their work selected for this years 
Bainbridge open submission show of contemporary 
printmaking. Organised by Bainbridge studios 
in West Norwood the exhibition was held at The 
Embassy Tea Gallery, London from 7th to 11th 
May. Shown here is Julia's intricate screen 
print 'Fontenaye' which won her the Intaglio 
Printmaker Prize!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Photo Stencil Workshop

Last Saturday we ran another one day photo stencil 
workshop at the studio. This time we encouraged
the students to make up their stencils in the class
which resulted in some really varied and interesting 
work. These are a selection of really lovely prints 
achieved in just 7 hours. 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

One to One

Ella McDonald and Heather Nowak booked 
days tech support in the studio with Karen 
at the weekend. Ella printed a beautiful 
concertina book in preparation for her 
degree show at Camberwell School of Art, 
and Heather, inspired by the current Matisse 
exhibition of paper cut-outs experimented 
with paper shapes and images printed in 
vibrant colour. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Whitstable Museum Workshops

On Saturday The Print Block ran two children's print 
workshops to tie in with the current exhibition 
'East Kent Printmakers' now showing at The Whitstable 
Museum & Gallery and the Herne Bay Musuem. The children 
experimented with paper cut outs, lino printing and  
screen printing techniques and produced some very 
lovely work. Well done everyone!