Monthly Archives: July 2014

Collaborative Printmaking Master Workshop


Here’s some photographs from Sarah Lawton’s Master Workshop at ELP.

Sarah has spent some time working with artisans in the UK, India and other places across the world. Informed by her studies in textiles, her printmaking practice is mainly focussed on fabric printing. She prints using carved or engraved wood blocks creating motifs to print onto directly onto garments or larger fabrics.


One focus of the workshop was on using the tools, blocks, pigments and materials she has collected on her travels, whilst working with other artists and crafts people. The second element was making a collaborative print, which is an intrinsic part of Sarah’s artistic practice.

Huge thanks to Sarah for running the workshop as part of her residency at ELP. We’re looking forward to Sarah’s return to the studio for her project key holder residency!

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Le Talk : In Conversation with Eliza Southwood


Le Talk : In conversation with Eliza Southwood

Next month as part of our Artist Talk series Nick Scott will be talking to the illustrator Eliza Southwood about her work. Eliza is a prolific illustrator/printmaker who is responsible for all those awesome cycling prints that you all seem to want to buy everytime we have a sale or show. If you want to hear about what she does and how she does it come along to our studio on Tuesday the 5th of August at 7:30pm. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Independent Label Market July 2014


We had a fantastic time at our print stall at the Independent Record Label Market the other Saturday, and what a market it was!

The sun was shining on Old Spitalfields and crowds flocked to get their hands on exclusives and new releases from a variety of record labels and samples of some of London’s finest beer.
The market was the busiest we’ve seen it with people travelling from all over to meet their favourite labels.
In the midst of the record labels East London Printmakers had a stand selling some of the hottest work being made by ELP artists. The work spanned all printmaking techniques from screen printing and linocut to etching and lithography.
The stand looked amazing, and the quality and variety of work was more impressive than ever. We had brand new prints from specific artist including Eliza Southwood and Pat Lunch and work designed especially for the market by Narcsville.
All in all it was a great event and we’re really grateful to ILM for inviting us to participate once again.

Huge thanks to all that made it such a great event and special thanks to the organisers for putting on such a great event once again!





You can see more photo’s of the event here.

ELP at Hackney WickED


This Summer East London Printmakers will be making their first appearance at Hackney WickED Art Festival.

Hackney WickED was initially set up in 2008 as a series of local art events to highlight and celebrate the diversity of artistic practise and creativity in the area. It allowed visitors to explore artist studios, live-work spaces and up-and-coming galleries.

Hackney WickED is now in it’s 7th year and has grown year by year. ELP will be part of the Hackney WickED Art Festival, a 3 day event celebrating all things creative, attracting thousands of visitors from all over.

On 2nd & 3rd August from 12pm – 6pm ELP will have a Print Stall where there will be £10 prints up for grabs along with other fantastic print related bargains.

We’ll also have a fantastic FREE workshop with ELP artists Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green in Forman’s Yard from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday 2nd August.

It will be a fantastic event jam packed full of exhibitions, open studios, workshops and live performances.

For more information about the event click here – Hackney WickED

Look forward to seeing you there!

Collagraph Printmaking


Collagraphs are the perfect introduction to making prints! They are made by collaging and cutting different textures on a thin board base. They can be built up from any material with texture, from wallpaper to leaves. It’s an accessible, affordable and an environmentally friendly printmaking technique that can produce exciting results!

The course is designed for beginners and those who would like a refresher printmaking course. So get stuck in to printmaking! For more information click here.

Intermediate Linocut


Master Printmaker Chris Pig will be teaching intermediate linocut course at East London Printmakers this month. The course will focus on reduction linocut processes and tips and tricks surrounding correct registration, inking and printing. Linocut is a fun and diverse print medium, the skills you learn on this course will extend to woodcut and Japanese vinyl processes.
Course starts 23rd July, to book click here.