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Following the Governments guidelines to protect everyones health and well being I think it wise to postpone immediate workshops at Stoneman Press.  The situation will be monitored and workshops postponed will be rescheduled.  I will contact all the people booked onto these workshops personally.  In these challenging and unprecedented times we all need to keep safe, well and take care of others. Thanking everyone for all your support and understanding.  Take care of yourselves, I look forward to welcoming you back soonest.

Best wishes

Sue x

Portable Press for hire £50 per week,  collection only.

If you have any queries please contact  Sue

Photopolymer print courtesy of Wendy Barnsley


In the Great British Spirit Keeping  Calm and Carrying on.
Best wishes

Spring/Summer Programme Stoneman Press 2020
New Workshops added

‘Big Wishes’ photopolymer print by Linda Heywood
Thursday Practical Print Summer Term
23rd Apr – 11th June

8 Weeks, 10.00 am – 4.00pm
1 place left

Summer Term looks at Traditional Monoprinting techniques of transfer drawing, subtractive and painterly methods, use of pochoir, masking and layering.   Further Monoprinting with textured surfaces and found objects to create unique vibrant images.  Looks  at ghost prints, layering, stencil/masks, and counterproofs.   Photopolymer a safe UV light sensitive technique that can produce relief and intaglio prints and can be exposed in the sun weather permitting.  For more information contact Sue

Woodcut by Petra Shakeshaft

Discovering Print
8 weeks Friday mornings
Stapleford Granary
Fri mornings 24th Apr – 12th Jun
10.00am – 1.00pm
1 place left.

Summer Term looks at Further Mono printing with textured surfaces and found objects. A great way to explore and experiment with texture, colour and form to create unique prints. Create multi coloured relief prints with Keyblock Lino that gives you the ability to  experiment with many different colour pathways in your image.  Woodcut a relief printmaking technique harnessing the beautiful character of wood using birchwood ply.
Please note this course is at Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP.
For more information please contact

1st/2nd April 10.00am – 4.00pm

NEW Additional Collagraph workshop
23/24th June 10.00am – 4.00pm
3 places

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


Karen Stamper Concertina Sketchbook
11th/12th May 10.00am – 4.00pm
3 places left

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

Introduction to Monotypes
19th May 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Book together with Further Monotypes 20th May save £10
4 places

Discover and experiment with traditional  Monoprinting techniques using drawing, painterly, and  subtractive techniques, with the use of masks, layering, and  pochoir.  A lovely experimental workshop introducing some of the many possibilities of monotypes.
For more information contact Sue

Further Monotypes
20th May 10.00 am – 4.00pm
4 places
Book together 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.
For more information contact Sue

Helen Handmade books
Beginning Bookbinding 2 day workshop.
25th/26th July
4 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 visit Helen 

Photopolymer print by Wendy Barnsley

2 Day Workshop
16th/17th June
10.00am – 4.00pm

Spend a busy two days discovering the many possibilities of Photopolymer at Stoneman Press.  A versatile, safe, and light sensitive technique that can be  exposed in the sun, developed both relief and intaglio.  For more information or to book please contact Sue

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 Press 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