Monthly Archives: March 2014

Artist in Residence Talk

April Artist Talk by Sarah Lawton


We are really excited to have Sarah Lawton with us at East London Printmakers as our current artist in residence. As part of ELP’s artist talk programme Sarah will be discussing her work and collaborative projects at the studio.

Sarah works in print and textile processes and organises collaborative exchanges with craftspeople from all over the world, including Peruvian, Cypriot and Gujurati artisans.

Everyone welcome, please RSVP to [email protected].

To find out more about the event click here.


Artist in Residence Talk with Sarah Lawton

Sarah Lawton is our current artist in residence at ELP. She will be giving a talk about her work at ELP in April.


We are really excited to have Sarah with us at ELP as our current artist in residence. She is a practising artist with six years experience of exhibiting. Sarah works in print and textile processes and organises collaborative exchanges with craftspeople from all over the world, including Peruvian, Cypriot and Gujurati artisans.


printed cloth


She states, ‘The idea of “flow” (Csikszentmihalyi, 1991) and importance of skill acquisition underpins my practice. Disparate disciplines are drawn on to identify key engagement methods that question society’s established value systems. The work offers intimate connection through the development and implementation of an artisanal tool-kits.’

Please join us on Friday 11th April at 7pm to welcome her to the studio, hear more about her work and see some of her collaborative projects.

19 Warburton Rd, Hackney E8 3RT
Please RSVP to [email protected]

At ELP we run several residency schemes both funded and self funded. If you have experience in printmaking and want to the time to explore processes and develop your portfolio, have a look at our residency page to see the opportunities we offer.





Drawing to Print – waterless lithography/ mono print


Explore different methods of turning drawings into prints with Dolores de Sade

This class will use experimental drawing from a still life set up to create prints using waterless lithography and mono printing.
Waterless lithography is an affordable alternative to traditional plate and stone litho. You will learn how to print from drawings made directly onto a plate using a range of materials and register multiple plates on one image. Using a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making students will explore different approaches to mono printing too.
For more info and to book click here

ELP Open Studio


Hurrah for ELP’s next Open Studio!

ELP Summer Open Studio! At this open studio we’ll be showing you how to print repeats patterns onto fabric. The evening will be filled with demo’s by our fantastic artists who will give you an expert insight into using different printing processes to create repeat prints.

Come along from 6 ’til late for an evening full of print demo’s, £10 prints, Five Points Pale Ale and much much more!

East London Printmakers, May 1st

19 Warburton Rd, E8 3RT


Taster Course 2014!

Everyone had a great time on the Taster Course last week!

First up – Screenprinting!


By cutting and layering old positives we created exciting images to expose onto screens. Everyone got used to using the equipment, we experimented with blends, with some cracking results too! Keep an eye out for more results in the weeks to come.

Want to do some printing and want to try a bit of everything? Our Taster Course will be just perfect for you! On the course you will cover four techniques screen printing, mono printing, etching and linocut. You will become familiar with the fantastic processes and their potential, as well as with the studio.



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Repeats on Fabric

With a brand new fabric table… comes brand new opportunities!

Here are some fantastic results from the new repeat fabric printing course at ELP!


Across the two days, Helen took everyone through the basic principles of repeat pattern design. James’ positive was hand drawn, Alison’s was stencil based and others were put together using photoshop. Each of them had to join up neatly between each run of repeats. Everyone tackled the challenge head on and they all came out with cracking results.



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