Monthly Archives: July 2015

Summer Open Studio at East London Printmakers!

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At East London Printmakers, we’re opening our doors to celebrate the completion of our studio expansion and to show you all the fantastic new equipment we have at ELP!

You’ve probably heard us going on and on about our expansion project over the past six months! Now it’s finally completed we’re celebrating by opening the ELP doors and having a good old printmaking bash!

We’re lucky enough to have some swish new equipment to show you including two new Kippax Vacuum Tables, a brand new Rochat Albion press, a Rochat Etching Press and a Risograph printer. Throughout the evening, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about different printmaking processes and the chance to pull your own print with the assistance of our ELP artists.

 

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Here’s an insight into what will be going on throughout the evening!

From 7pm we’ll have print demonstrations from four of our artists at ELP.

 

Susan Vera Clarke

ELP tutor and artist Susan will be taking you through the process of etching.

 

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Based between London and rural Essex, Susan creates screenprints, etchings, monoprints, lithographs and lino cuts. At 7pm on Thursday Susan will be taking you through the intalgio process of etching and giving you an insight into the potential of the medium. Etching is a beautiful medium that offers great detail, richness and texture. Come along and see for yourselves! You might be able to walk away with a print too.

 

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Etching example by our recent Artist in Residence, Oscar Eaton (above).

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Helen Ashton

ELP tutor and printmaking extraordinaire Helen Ashton will be giving a demo on our latest addition to the studio; our risograph printer. In recent years, Risograph has become an increasingly popular medium to create artists books, zines and the like. It works similarly to a copying machine but offers a more interesting and delicate printing effect with a variety of colours available too.

Pop down on Thursday and learn more about the process! You’ll be able to catch her from 7pm!

 

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Jamie Temple

Jamie is an artist printmaker from Scotland, working predominantly with linocut and also teaches our linocut course at ELP. He’ll be taking you through the process of linocutting, a fun and accessible technique that will surely get you excited by printmaking. He’ll be printing on our brand new Rochat Albion press from 8pm.

 

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Eliza Southwood

 

Experienced illustrator, designer and screenprinter Eliza will be demonstrating the process of screenprinting on Thursday at 8pm!

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On top of this, we’ll have a print sale where you’ll be able to snap up some print-based bargains, the chance to see our fantastic new exhibition of work by our members and our 2014 Box Set Edition exhibition. Once again we’re thrilled to have Five Points joining us, with their delicious Pale Ale on tap.

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We’re so proud to be able to offer such professional and affordable printmaking facilities in what is still a vibrant and creative area of London. Come and raise a glass on Thursday 30th July from 6pm and celebrate the joys of print!

 

In addition artist’s in [Space] Triangle will also be opening their studios, so there will be loads more opportunities to immerse yourself in the arts!

ELP Open Studio
Thursday 30th July
6pm ’til 10pm
Demo’s from 7pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Studio Expansion Complete!

Here it is! After six months the our studio expansion is finally complete. We’re over the moon with the changes in the studio. With the new section of the studio, we now have 25% more space and we’ve managed to fit in five new pieces of equipment!

In the screenprinting room we’ve got two brand new Kippax screen tables meaning we now have six screenprinting tables and a massive fabric bed.
In the etching room got a brand new Rochat Albion Press that was built to order and a Rochat Etching Press.
We’re also really exited to have the opportunity to get hold of a Risograph printer in the studio!

 

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All we need now is avid printmakers to come and share our studio with us. We’re so excited to still be able to offer some of the best open access facilities in such a creative and vibrant area of London.

Don’t just let us tell you what we think, come and see it for yourselves. We’ll be opening the studio doors on Thursday 30th July to celebrate and show you all the changes we’ve made.

Come along from 6pm, we’ll have print demonstrations on our new equipment from 7pm, a print sale, Five Points Pale Ale and more. Space Triangle will be opening up their studios too so there will be so much exciting stuff to see.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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New Arrivals

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Then, our new equipment began to arrive!

Rochat delivered our etching press and the brand new Rochat Albion, which was built to order for us!
It was the hottest day in July on record when the guys put this beauty together. Hats off to them and huge thanks for such a smooth delivery.

 

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Teamwork!

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Coordination was key in this project and Helen had the situation more than under control. Helen and a team of lovely ELP folk helped shift all of these screen tables and plan chests around to make way for our new equipment! It was a massive day, but thanks to excellent team work and a lot of tea breaks these guys got the job done!

Big thanks to everyone who helped out, we couldn’t have done it without you!

 

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Summer Open Studio

Our Summer Open Studio is here!

 

We’re opening our doors to celebrate the completion of our studio expansion and to show you all the fantastic new equipment we have at ELP!

On the night we’ll have four print demo’s on all our new equipment, a print sale where you’ll be able to snap up some bargains, Five Points Pale Ale and much much more! [space] Triangle studios will also be open so there will be loads more for you to get your teeth into. Now at ELP we’ve got a full suite of Kippax Vacuum Tables, a brand new Rochat Albion press, a new Rochat Etching Press and a Risograph printer! We’ll have demos on our new pieces of equipment from 7pm that evening.

Come and raise a glass on Thursday 30th July from 6pm and help us celebrate.

ELP Open Studio
Thursday 30th July
6pm ’til 10pm
Demo’s from 7pm

Look forward to seeing you there!

ELP Studio Expansion

This year East London Printmakers studio has expanded!

 

We’ve spent the last few months getting the ELP studio in ship shape and fitting it out with brand new equipment!

Helen Ashton our technician took on the task of managing the project and has done an absolutely fantastic job. The last few months has been filled with a shed load of planning, a lot of demolition and construction work, lots of heavy lifting , loads of teamwork and many many tea breaks!!

Now, the space is complete and we have more space and equipment than we ever imagined we’d have!

Here’s an insight into all the changes that have happened at the ELP studio!

Before…

Here’s what the studio looked like just as we started shaking it all up!

 

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