To provide exceptional resources, inspiration, training and space for artists and by doing so, to advance printmaking and educate the public in print.
Spike Print Studio is a leading open access print studio originally set up by a group of artists, led by Peter Reddick RWA in 1976 for printmakers under the name Bristol Printmakers Workshop. It is one of the co-founding groups of Spike Island. It is a not-for-profit limited company and is run by its Board and staff. Spike Print Studio is a leading fine art print studio with a strong, democratic management structure committed to expanding its boundaries to be in the vanguard of print experimentation and education. This ethos creates a vibrant studio used by a wide range of regional, national and international artists. SPS provides exceptional studio facilities for fine art printmaking which are available to individuals to undertake their own work. It actively promotes artists, training and education for the public. It provides a stimulating, creative environment for artists to explore their work and offers technical support in producing original prints whilst making printmaking accessible to all through its educational programme. Spike Print Studio editions with international and residency artists to produce unique sets of contemporary prints. It offers inspiration for printmaking by facilitating the exchange of ideas between members and working with visiting artists. By providing expertise and facilities of the highest professional standards it supports artists so that they may be innovative and experimental with their work in a way which would not be possible if they were working alone. It provides ongoing training in contemporary and traditional printmaking by means of a mixed programme of courses, workshops and master classes. The studio supports all levels of experience and has a great atmosphere where people of all ages come together because of their love of print.
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