Studio

The print studio is an intimate space, in a quiet mews yard in Stockwell, south London.

Membership options

Studio

The print studio is an intimate space, in a quiet mews yard in Stockwell, south London.

Membership options

About

We are a creative and sharing community of printmakers. Members are a friendly bunch, usually up for giving help or advice to each other. Some of us focus on a particular technique in their practice, others explore multiple processes. We respect each other’s space and time.

We have two types of annual membership – one for experienced printmakers, which allows unlimited unsupervised access – and one for those printmakers who want a bit of support (and someone to share a cup of tea with!), when a member of staff is also at work in the studio.

We aim to make sure that there are no more than 4-5 people printing at a time, so that you can get on the press you need and get on with your work.

If you don’t need the long-term access that our memberships offer, it is also possible to use the studio on a short-term project basis. Contact us directly to discuss this.

We also offer an editioning service, one-to-one or small group tuition, classes and workshops.

Facilities

Our etching, lithography and relief presses

Etching Press

  • Bed size: 122 x 76cm
  • Good working size: 76 x 56cm

Albion Relief Press

  • Bed size: 70 x 56cm

Lithography Press

  • Bed size: 66 x 58cm
  • Large number of litho stones and some litho plates available
  • Litho consumables, gum, chalk etch etc

Nipping Press

  • Book making tools and equipment
  • Guillotine
  • Nipping Press
  • Standing Press

Tools and materials

Included in your membershp

  • Nitric acid for zinc plates
  • Ferric chloride for copper plates
  • Hot plate, rollers, dabbers, tapers, grounds
  • Aquatint box, mask, burner
  • Old newspapers, used scrym, rags, oil
  • Artists should bring their own tools, inks and specialist papers

Available to buy

  • Etching plate
  • Lino
  • Wood
  • Acrylic sheet for drypoint, monotype, collograph
  • Scrym
  • Tissue
  • Newsprint
  • Proofing paper
  • A selection of printing papers – Rives, Somerset, Cartridge paper, B & B

Services

Editioning

Making and editioning plates. Working with artists to make prints.
Printing your project or devising
a new print project. Email us with details of your project.

One-to-one tuition

One-to-one teaching at £54.00 per hour
(minimum 3 hours). Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Private hire

The studio can be hired for one-off events, exhibitions and classes. We are also interested to hear from artists and printmakers who would like to hire the studio to deliver classes. Email us to find out about studio availability.

Workshops

Bespoke workshops by arrangement for groups of up to 8 people. Please contact us with your dates and requirements.

People

Michelle Avison

Michelle Avison studied painting at Slade School of Art, and printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. She is owner/ director of HAUSPRINT and Head of Printmaking and Bookbinding at Morley College, London. She has work in private and public collections including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Orchard Solicitors, and etc limited, London. Michelle teaches Monotype: Ideas and Techniques

Alex Le Fevre

Alex Le Fevre is an artist using sculpture, photography and mixed media to make large-scale installation work. He studied at the Royal College of Art and worked in Berlin during the 1980s.

Claire Willberg

Claire Willberg graduated as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art in 1989 and subsequently completed an MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. Her current practice combines traditional intaglio and relief printmaking techniques. She takes inspiration from discarded objects found on the streets of London and gives them a new existence. Claire manages our exhibition programme.

 

Rob White

Rob White is a painter and printmaker with many years experience editioning for well known artists including Stephen Chambers, Tom Hammick and Grayson Perry. He enjoys the collaboration between artist and printmaker, the unpredictability and serendipity of the process. Rob leads our HAUSPRINT Etching Year.

SooMin Leong

SooMin Leong’s practice is inspired by travelling and journeys, both literally and through the printmaking process. The interaction of different layers with colours and textures plays an important role in her work as each piece is a story informed by the experience and impression of travelling.

Chris Christodoulou

Chris is an artist, architect and teacher based in east London. His art practice explores notions of home and memory, connected through the obsessive activity of drawing as visual diary, largely inspired by dreams.
Chris studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, MA Art in Architecture at East London University and a multidisciplinary MA Art at London Metropolitan University. Chris runs our drypoint courses.

Sarah Gürsoy-Heuser

Sarah Gürsoy-Heuser is an artist and educator. Her practice explores ideas of national identity, collective memory, and how land and borders become central sites for tension. She uses landscape as subject matter, fragments of text to suggest ideas of place/time and provoke a sense of foreboding and unease.

Sarah Gillett

Sarah Gillett is an artist and writer investigating the life of things across space and time. She graduated with an MA in printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2015. Her practice explores histories of belief, ritual and storytelling in order to question our place in the universe today. Sarah manages the stories on our website.

Eleanor May Watson

Eleanor May Watson is a visual artist working primarily in paint and print, creating images of home in which to contemplate memory, longing, desire and belonging. In 2021 she won the Eames Fine Art Award at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

Exhibitions

Contemporary printmaking, diverse artists, changing programme.

Exhibitions

Features

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

Features

“I think all visual art is a metaphor”

Following a previous career as a forensic psychiatrist, James Anderson’s colourful carborundum and layered woodcuts convey the emotion of inner worlds. We discuss abstraction, inspiration and the hard work of practice with him.

Artist:
James Anderson

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Artist talk: Eleanor Watson

Eleanor grapples with her attraction to decorative interiors, finding beauty in pattern, object and light, in this video presentation.

Video

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Artist talk: Helen Breach

In this video presentation, Helen talks about the different ways in which she explores the world around her through drawing, painting and printmaking, including looking at dancers in rehearsal, the natural environment and portraiture.

Video

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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

Etching Year – 1 of 1Etching Year – 1 of 1This 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

Tide (Vertical) no.14

The Tide (Vertical)  series of monotypes were made in the studio, responding to 100 watercolour paintings made in Scotland in the summer of 2021. They record changes to the sea, the tide and the weather. In their making, controlled accident and chance combine with painterly mark making to make new landscapes. This image plays with the line of the horizon, with a colour that describes the sea or the sea, with marks below. Are these waves or beach? The line between the two is blurred.


Date:
2022

Artist:
Michelle Avison

Medium:
Monotype

Image size:
30 x 21 cm

Paper size:
38 x 56 cm, 300gsm Somerset Satin White

Edition size:
1/1

Cost:
£495

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Skellig Way (Road)

Made after Michelle Avision’s 2024 residency in County Kerry, Ireland, this is a monotype with painted and drawn elements.


Date:
2024

Artist:
Michelle Avison

Medium:
Monotype, hand finishing

Image size:
15 x 21 cm

Paper size:
28 x 32cm

Cost:
Sold

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Dining Room

This collagraph print of a dining room in the house of Elisabeth’s in-laws is part of our Crowdfunder. Printed intaglio in brown with a yellow relief roll, this print’s plate is made from cut and scored cardboard, a wonderful example of how to get the most out of humble materials.


Date:
2023

Artist:
Elisabeth Berman

Medium:
Collagraph

Image size:
40 x 32 cm

Paper size:
48 x 38 cm

Cost:
£75

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