stoneman press

Stoneman Press located close to the market town of Saffron Walden, is a small, friendly, well equipped printmaking studio, offering a broad range of printing techniques and creative workshops for all abilities run by Sue Jones.

Sue has extensive experience developing and delivering printmaking workshops for artists, schools, museums, galleries, including the British Museum, Kettles Yard, artist residencies and technical knowledge.

Sue currently teaches at Gainsborough House, ACE Foundation Stapleford Granary, Cambridge Art Makers and is an Artist Facilitator for Kettles Yard, Cambridge University.  Sue is a founder or the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale, an exhibition promoting hand pulled original print in the region.

Stoneman offers one, two and three day printmaking workshops and courses  also offering  one to one tuition for those who wish to develop and further their practice individually with the support of Sue Jones. Class sizes are small for maximum tuition contact and access to equipment.

Visiting tutors deliver workshops on their specialist techniques.

School printmaking and Outreach sessions available. Please contact Sue for further details.

Stoneman Press is equipped with a Hunter Penrose Etching Press bed size 28 ins x 60 ins.  An Albion Relief Press 22ins x 36 ins, A Rollaco Adjustable Boxer Press, an Arteina Hydraulic Press (for hire), Rollaco Portable adjustable Press A3 9for hire), A2 light box, Exposure unit, Screen washout unit.

The studio is also available as an Open Access platform for artists to develop their own practice with technical support.

For further advice on suitability of technique and  workshops, Outreach, school printmaking workshops, technical queries, one to one, up and coming workshops, Press Hire, Open Access dates and availability  please contact Sue Jones

Below is a list of upcoming workshops, You can book courses/workshops by clicking on the links below or contacting Sue Jones

Spring Term Stoneman Press

Thursday Practical Print

6th Feb – 26th Mar

8 Weeks, 10.00 am – 4.00pm


2 places left

Spring term looks at further printmaking techniques with Mountboard cuts –  a relief printmaking technique with lots of character and sensitivity. Reduction Lino a relief printing process that enables you to make multi coloured images from the one block using the Ternes Burton registration pins and Tabs.   An introduction to screen printing with paper stencils, aquarelle pastels and painting onto the screen.  For more information contact Sue

Discovering Print 8 weeks Friday mornings Stapleford Granary

Fri mornings 7th Feb – 27th Mar  

10.00am – 1.00pm


1 place left.

Spring Term looks at Cardboard cuts, a relief printmaking process with character.  Reduction Lino with ‘Ternes Burton’ tabs and pins giving you the ability to create multicoloured images with tight registration.  Introduction to Monotypes looks at transfer drawing, subtractive and painterly techniques to create unique prints.

Please note this course is at Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP  

For more information please contact Sue

Secret Belgian Bookbinding with Helen @ Handmade Books

11th March 10.00 am – 4.00pm


6 places

This is a beautiful book structure combining best of western and Japanese bindings, resulting in a closed spine with exposed stitching which always lies flat when open.

During the one day workshop you will learn to make this very versatile book ideal as a journal, sketchbook or photograph album.

All equipment and materials you need supplied, can bring your own print to use on cover.  For more information contact Helen


1st/2nd April 10.00am – 4.00pm


5 places

Two day workshop investigating Collagraphs – working with found objects textured surfaces and carborundum to  create  delicate prints with lots of character.  Experiment with intaglio, relief, viscosity inking and chine colle.  For more information contact Sue

Karen Stamper Concertina Sketchbook

11th/12th May 10.00am – 4.00pm


8 places

A wonderful workshop out in the field and in the studio at the lovely Pinkeys Manor and Stoneman Press with the very talented Karen Stamper.  Sketch, collage, paint,  developing your images.

Liberating, fun, and so useful for developing new work.  For more information contact Karen

Introduction to Monotypes

19th May 10.00 am – 4.00pm


Book with Further Monotypes 20th May save £10

6 places

Discover and experiment with traditional   monoprinting techniques using drawing, painterly, and  subtractive techniques, with the use of masks and layering. A lovely experimental workshop introducing some of the many possibilities of monotypes.

Further Monotypes

20th May 10.00 am – 4.00pm


6 places

Book with Introduction to Monotypes 19th May save £10 

Extend and experiment  further with Monotypes creating  vibrant prints working with textured surfaces and found objects.  Looks at Ghost and shadow printing, counterproofs hybrid printmaking, masking and layers.  Enjoy building your images with multiple layers and techniques to create unique prints.


Helen Handmade books

Beginning Bookbinding 2 day workshop. 

25th/26th July 10.00 am – 4.00pm

8 places


This weekend course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the basic skills of bookbinding. We will complete four different structures – case bound, quarter bound, concertina and stab stitch – as well as a lined slipcase in which to store your ‘prototype’ collection.  All equipment and materials provided with step-by-step demonstration and practice.  As far as possible, we use easily available tools and materials so that you can put your learning to immediate use.

For more information and to book contact Helen


Full day £45 plus materials, half day £25 plus materials.

For availability, dates and times contact Sue


Portable Press capable of printing Drypoint, Lino, Collagraphs, Etching, Photopolymer and Monotypes up to A3. Print in your own home.

Available for hire £55 per week.

Contact Sue for availability.


Stoneman Studio is available to hire at weekends.  For more information contact Sue

Please get in touch with your workshop requirements, new workshops can be delivered and 1:1 sessions.  If the workshop you would like to take is full please contact to be placed on the waiting list for next available.  For more information contact Sue