NEW Printmaking Courses 2018 with Sue Jones

The autumn term has been a very busy one with full workshops, additional workshops requested and delivered and a waiting list for everything. 

“Stoneman Press would like to say a big thank you to all artists and visitors in 2017, it has been lovely to see friendly faces and meet many new artists”

The most exciting news is the arrival of an “ALBION” press in the studio by the New Year, fingers crossed all goes to plan.

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018.  

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Thursday Morning Print Club

 8 weeks – 8th Feb to 29th March

9:30am – 12.30pm

£280 FULL

An eight week course looking at Introduction to monotype, multi coloured relief printmaking with reduction lino and mountboard cuts. A regular Thursday morning Print Club, small group working in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, looking at different print techniques.  Students taking three terms will be offered the opportunity to exhibit in Church Street Gallery, Saffron Walden, later in the year.


Reduction Lino

Two day workshop – 27th/28th February

10am – 4pm

£120 – 3 places left

Advance your relief printmaking skills with the reduction technique.  Learn how to plan, cut, register and print multi  coloured images from a single block. Enjoy a  busy two days extending and developing your relief printmaking knowledge. Previous knowledge of relief printmaking a help but not a necessity.

Edel Handmade Books – Drop Back (Clamshell) Box

7th March   

10am – 4pm

£85 – 7 places

Edel is back by popular demand! Create a beautiful clam shell box with Edel Handmade Books to store or present your lovely prints in. Can be used to sell a series of prints, store tools or give as a gift.  Bring your old prints to line or cover your box with your own personalised papers!

Wood engraving with Geri Waddinton

12th/13th March –  2 day workshop

10am – 4pm – £150, 1 Place Left

An introduction to the wonderful quality of wood engraving with end-grain hard wood to produce incredibly fine detailed images. This class is taken by the very talented Geri Waddinton, former chair of the Society of Wood engravers. Includes practice block and final piece block

Introduction to Monotype

27th March –  10am – 4pm

£65 – 1 place left

Explore traditional monotype techniques.  Looks at transfer drawing requiring no press, the subtractive/reduction and  painterly methods.  Experiment with layering, masking textured surfaces and combining techniques creating lovely unique images.  Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

Further Monotype with textured surfaces and found objects
28th March 10 – 4pm

£65  – 1 place left

Explore the possibilities of textured surfaces and found objects to produce monotype prints.  Create ghost or shadow prints, layer, use of masks and pochoir to produce beautiful unique images. Combine with drypoint to build eclectic beautiful unique hybrid prints.  A fun experimental day that makes you look at the objects around you in a new way!  Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills.

Book 27th March ‘Introduction to’ and 28th March ‘Further Monotype’ together for a saving of £10 making £120 for both workshops

Beginners Book Binding with Edel Handmade Books

9th/16th/23rd April 10am -4pm

£260 – 8 spaces 

A three day workshop over three weeks

with Edel Hopkins a master bookbinder.

This 5-structure series, completed over 3 days, is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the basic skills of bookbinding. You will make four different bindings – case bound, quarter bound, concertina and stab stitch – as well as a lined slipcase in which to store your ‘prototype’ collection. The styles are carefully chosen so that they each represent a finished project or can be ‘mixed and matched’ to provide a myriad of creative results ensuring you are never again short of a notebook or gift!


Blind Embossing and Viscosity printing with Collagraphs

1st – 2nd May 10am – 4pm

£120 – 6 places

Print with no ink to produce images that rely on light and shade to create soft subtle images. Learn how to create collagraphs suitable for blind embossing  and multiple ink viscosities.  Experiment with one, two and three different Ink viscosities for exciting multi coloured collagraph prints. Print intaglio and relief.  Suitable for those wishing to further their skills and those new to collagraphs.

Open Access and Group Bookings

£40 plus materials

for more information and details of availability please contact

More workshops to come, including Screen and Photopolymer

To find about more on all of these workshops or book a place please contact Sue Jones on:

Happy printmaking!

Summer Term Print Club Thursday Mornings
19th April – 21st June
9.30am – 12.30pm
10 weeks

This term we will be looking at Mono & Hybrid Printmaking with textured surfaces, found objects, drypoint, layering, ghost and shadow printmaking.  Blind Embossing and triple viscosity printing with Collagraphs. Followed by Woodcut
Please contact Sue for more information

Blind Embossing and Viscosity printing with Collagraphs
1st /2nd May 10am – 4pm
£120 – 2 places left

 Learn how to create collagraphs suitable for blind embossing  and multiple ink viscosities.  Experiment with one, two and three different Ink viscosities for exciting multi coloured collagraph images. Print intaglio and relief.  Suitable for those wishing to further their skills and those new to collagraphs.
For more info contact Sue or to book via Eventbrite

NEW Additional Making Monotypes 2 Day workshop
29th/30th May
10 am – 4 pm
1 place left

Investigate the traditional monotype techniques of Transfer Drawing, Subtractive and painterley methods.  Develop and combine with found objects, textured surfaces,
ghost prints, counterproofs, masking to build beautiful unique images.
For more info contact Sue or to book via Eventbrite

NEW Concertina Sketchbook 2 day work shop with Karen Stamper
11th/12th June 10 am – 4 pm
10 places

A fun 2 day workshop, no need to prepare anything, come along  with a Concertina sketchbook (Seawhites/Amazon) and develop your sketchbook pages in a beautiful supportive environment.  Day 1 – Work with inks, pencils, collage, with mark making and layering .  Day Two – Sketch around the farm and beautiful countryside at Pinkneys Manor onto prepared pages, moving in and out of studio as needed. 
Contact Sue 

 Photopolymer 2 day Workshop 
2nd/3rd July
10 am – 4 pm £165

An introduction to UV light sensitive photoplymer plate. Requires no chemicals.  Ability to print both Relief and Intaglio image.  Use your photographs, drawn images or found objects.  Can be exposed in the sun, weather permitting.
2 x A5 plates provided.  Additional plates available to buy from the studio.
For more info contact Sue or to book via Eventbrite

Introduction to Water based Screen Printmaking
17th July 10 am – 4 pm
4 Places

An introduction to water based Screen Printmaking with the use of paper stencils, layering of transparent and opaque colour, Monotypes with the painterly technique, and water soluble crayons.   All techniques can interact with one another and can easily be recreated in a home studio.
For more info contact Sue or to book via Eventbrite

      Open Access

If you have been on a previous workshop or course you may
use the studio for your own printmaking projects.  Limited Number of places
Please contact Sue for dates and availability.