I'm a print maker, lecturing for more than twenty-five years. I also make books, which extends the possibilities of the printed image. Why not have an object that is useful as well as beautiful? Why not have a unique print that you can take with you? PrintUrchin Press has its roots in bookbinding, art and a love of drawing, painting & writing, Our book papers and book blocks are all hand cut and sewn without guillotining and we print each metre of book cloth & decorative paper with original lino prints & woodcuts from our collections. Using only the finest papers for our books, we constantly outsource smaller artisan producers for exclusive decorated papers & book cloths. Our books are made to be used, so the ideal paper is durable, strong & flexible. Our more expensive editions are, therefore, made of 80 - 100% cotton whose long fibres intertwine to produce exceptional strength.
Located in Cardiff Bay, we regularly run hands-on print workshops in artisan book binding, relief woodcut, lino print, dry-point etching and intaglio collagraph. One of our main aims is to share the practice of printmaking with the wider local community and to support artistic excellence in the medium of print through inspiration, education, innovation and facilitation. We work at the cutting edge of contemporary visual art, producing engaging artwork that is key to the cultural life of Cardiff and regularly run classes for all ages and abilities.
We run hands-on print workshops for beginners & intermediate levels in artisan book binding, relief woodcut, lino print, dry-point etching and intaglio collagraph. We also run book-binding courses. Day-workshops and weekly classes are available throughout the year. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with our community, please join our emailing list below.
Day-workshops and weekly classes are available throughout the year. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with our community, please join our emailing list below.
New Workshops for Next Season
Beginners Book Workshop Contact us for more details An ideal starting- point for the complete beginner Also suitable for the improver! In a day workshop, we will explore a range of popular bookbinding techniques, some of which you can use at home. Groups are small, informal & very friendly. Contact us for venue information using the form below and to book a place.
Bookbinding Workshops for 2022
Planned for Autumn/Winter 2022 For further information, please use the contact form above. We will contact you with more details when we have dates available.
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