Welcome

We are a group of artists, specialist teachers and printmaking experts, dedicated to investigating all things print.

Exhibitions

Welcome

We are a group of artists, specialist teachers and printmaking experts, dedicated to investigating all things print.

Exhibitions

Celebrating our new look

Delve into our new website to find out what’s coming up in 2024 and why we love printmaking.

With a lot of help from you – our 2024 Crowdfunder story

In May 2024 we ran a Crowdfunder appeal to raise £10,000 for two new presses and improvements to the studio. We are thrilled to say that we exceeded our target with donations of over £11,500.

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Etching Year | 40 weeks | Mondays | September 2024

This Monday evening class is a unique opportunity to build your etching skills over the course of a year. The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future, whatever your starting point. Over 40 weeks you’ll be guided through a specialist programme delivered over three terms which teaches the principles of etching. 

Tutor:
Rob White and Michelle Avison

When:
Beginning 9 September for 38 weeks (see course outline for dates)

Where:
HAUSPRINT

Cost:
£2,330

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On Siss / Phuss: Ziqi Xu in conversation with Livia Wang

“It’s all because I want to see myself, I want to see those unnoticed moments, how they pass by, what is really happening. So that makes the work very personal.”

Artist:
Ziqi Xu

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New name, new website

When we set up SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio in 2010, we named it after the building. Redesigning our website in 2024 was also the perfect time to launch our new name, HAUSPRINT.

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Etching: Soft Ground | 3 Tuesday evenings | Oct & Nov 2024

For those wanting to explore etching but feel the pressure of drawing, our three evening course investigates texture, pattern and mark-making through soft ground.

Tutor:
Rob White

When:
Tuesday 29 October, 5 & 12 November 2024

Where:
HAUSPRINT

Cost:
£160

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Collecting the Looking

“I love drawing really quickly. I love drawing in really difficult situations. I love drawing in the dark. I like what happens when you can’t see everything or when it’s passed and you have to remember it rather than drawing what it actually looks like, so it’s about the experience of looking as much as what I’m looking at.”

We talk to Michelle Avison about building a resilient artistic practice over 30 years.

Artist:
Michelle Avison

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Exhibitions

Contemporary printmaking, diverse artists, changing programme.

Exhibitions

Features

Interviews, insights and techniques from artists working with print today.

Features

“Revealing the unknown is always the thing I’m interested in”

SooMin Leong’s practice focuses on the transition from one place to another, both through literal journeys and the many stages that go into making her prints. Each is a story informed by the experience and impression of travelling. We interviewed her about her own journey into printmaking.

Artist:
SooMin Leong

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Artist talk: Sarah Gillett

In this podcast episode released by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Sarah Gillett talks about her research on how astronauts dream, the promise of future seances, and the joy of collaboration.

Audio

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Incredibly dark and incredibly light

“When I’m sitting in a ballet rehearsal I don’t have access to a table or any printing things so I have to make the monoprints from sketches when I get home. There’s a lot of bodies, there’s a lot of faces, a lot of movement.”

Artist:
Helen Breach

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Courses

Taster workshops, short courses and weekly classes.

Courses

Introduction to Stone Lithography | 2 days | June 2024

Our 2 Day Stone Lithography course is designed to build skills and confidence in everything you need to know to make a stone litho print


When: 29 & 30 June 2024

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: 245

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Etching Year | 40 weeks | Mondays | September 2024

This Monday evening class is a unique opportunity to build your etching skills over the course of a year. The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future, whatever your starting point. Over 40 weeks you’ll be guided through a specialist programme delivered over three terms which teaches the principles of etching. 


When: Beginning 9 September for 38 weeks (see course outline for dates)

Tutors: Rob White and Michelle Avison

Cost: £2,330

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Carborundum | 4 days | August 2024

Explore carborundum plate making and printing techniques over 4 consecutive days. Working on acrylic plates you will learn how to use carborundum grit and painting mediums to achieve painterly, textural marks, resulting in rich, vibrant prints.


When: 5, 6, 7 & 8 August

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £380

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Shop

Original limited edition artist prints, artist books and gifts

Shop

Canvey Island II

I have been making prints of Thames views for some time and more recently became drawn to quays and ships’ moorings. I enjoy the architectural, sometimes almost abstract shapes they make, and their strength but also slight dilapidation.


Artist:
Liz Bennett

Medium:
Linocut with hand colouring

Image size:
20 x 20 cm

Cost:
£100

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Seaside

This is a print which utilises a number of different techniques including aquatint etching, carborundum relief and chine colle. The combined effect generates different textures and colour to (hopefully) convey something of the complex sensory experience of the seaside.


Artist:
James Anderson

Medium:
Carborundum relief, one plate; aquatint etching, one plate; chine collé

Image size:
50 x 50 cm

Paper size:
57.5 x 56 cm, Arches

Edition size:
4

Cost:
£250

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Sketch

A beautifully drawn soft ground etching by our volunteer technician Mia who graduated in 2023 from Manchester Uni with a first in animation and illustration. Mia’s work is autobiographical and wryly funny – it plays out the day to day anxieties and thoughts of a recent arts graduate trying to find her way in the world.


Date:
2024

Artist:
Mia Thompson

Medium:
Etching

Image size:
15 x 20.5 cm

Paper size:
24 x 32 cm

Edition size:
10

Cost:
£40

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