About The Print Shed

About The Print Shed

About the Studio

Large airy studio on the ground floor equipped with a modern intaglio press, the press is geared so very easy to use.

The well appointed specialist studio offers

  • Rollaco Etching press, bed size 24” by 48”
  • Large Imperial Relief Press, bed size 30.5" by 22"
  • Portable etcing press, approx A3 bed
  • Basic inks and consumables
  • Safe etching facility
  • Use of rollers, push knives, Drying Rack
  • Drying space
  • Printing paper for sale at friendly prices
  • On site framing facility offering discount to workshop members
  • Solar plate

Drawing Studio

There is a large area  to prepare plates, plenty of seating and good light.  Materials and printmaking papers are available to purchase if required. There is a kitchen space to make drinks and on site WC.

Relief Studio

Newly refurbished 7 metre by 3.5 metres space which houses the Relief press, courses will be run from this ground floor space.

Etching Studio

This space houses the Etching Press - the area is 5 metres by 3.5metres, there is a clear workstop running along the long wall providing plenty of space for inking your plates.

The Print Shed has off road parking, a picnic area in attractive gardens and for cooler days there is a choice of pubs nearby.

Print Shed Tutors

Richard Bavin

A landscape painter specialising in trees and woodland, Richard seeks to capture the character and atmosphere of particular places in all weathers and seasons. 
He is an invited member of The Arborealists, a national and increasingly European group of artists united around the theme of trees. 
As resident artist with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Richard is currently working on a 3 year project, Treescapes of Herefordshire, on their flagship reserves at Birches Farm, Bodenham Lake and North Wood (part of Queenswood).

www.richardbavin.com

Adrienne Craddock

Adrienne Craddock's striking hand painted prints feature birds, beasts, and figures imaginary worlds inspired by stories, rhymes or fable.  Her work has a richly textured surface quality.  Adrienne is heavily influenced by the experience of her rural Herefordshire upbringing.  The animals she encountered there appear in her work as characters from tales making it a very personal interpretation. 

The imagery can be festive and exhilarating, quiet and sensitive, or dark and suggestive.  Like the tales, rhymes and proverbs which kindle her creative vision, Adrienne's art playfully reveals fundamental truths about human nature. It also champions the imagination and good story telling.

She makes the work in small editions of no more that 25.  Many of the prints are hand painted making each image unique.

http://www.adriennecraddock.co.uk

Victoria Keeble

Victoria trained as a textile designer at Falmouth School of Art and worked in the industry for the United Turkey Red Company.  In the 1960's she designed and hand embroidered silk shirts and kaftans for 'Mr Fish' in London.

In the 80's she studied printmaking at Hereford Art College.  Since becoming a printmaker her work has become more illustrative and incorporates a love of pattern and texture.  Subject matter is often influenced by classic legends and fairy tales, typically featuring natural forms including animals, birds and mythical beasts.

Victoria  uses several printmaking techniques which include etching, screenprinting, collagraph, wood engraving and linocut.

She is a member of the Hay Makers, a co-operative of local designer makers, situated in the world famous book town of Hay on Wye.  Victoria's work is in private collections thoughout Europe and also in Australia, Canada and the USA.

http://www.victoria-keeble.com/

Hannah Firmin

Hannah Firmin is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since leaving college she has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker doing work for a wide range of clients inculding many magazines, newspapers, publishers. Hannah always uses the relief print as her method of working with either lino, vinyl or wood as the engraving/cutting material but combining the print with paint and collage.

In 2004 Hannah won Best Book Cover of the Year at the British Book Awards for her cover of Alexander McCall Smith's book 'The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

She has been a demonstrator six times at Art in Action at Waterperry near Oxford. In 2008 Hannah showed work in a joint exhibiton with her father.  Peter Firmin, he, together with the late Oliver Postgate, created such characters as Noggin the Nog, the Clangers and Bagpuss. He is also a prolific printmaker. As one of the chosen illustrators Hannah contributed to The Birthday Book published to celebrate Prince Charles's 60th birthday in November 2009 which was sold to raise money for his charity The Princes Trust.

Hannah's illustration work is often influenced by her interests in nature, plants and the countryside. she continues to exhibit her work as well as working for such clients as The Folio Society, The National Trust, the BBC and others. She enjoys running printmaking and illustration workshops at various venues for small groups of adluts and children.

http://www.hannahfirmin.com/