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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

Summer Update and AUTUMN PROGRAMME

It’s Great to be up and running again.  The Summer Term was short but sweet – with lots of lovely Rust and Recycled Packaging Prints rolling off the press and enjoyed by all. Many thanks to all who visited and supported me at Open Studios at Pinkneys Manor in June and Cambridge Open Studios at The Pitt Building in July – lovely to see lots of familiar and new faces. It was  great to see both Karen Stamper (Concertina Sketchbooks) and Helen Handmade Books back in the studio with their workshops.  Karen will back in the autumn with another workshop (see below), and Helen is looking at dates for the autumn term more, to follow on that.

The  Autumn Term programme is listed below and  is already booking up!  More workshops to follow when we find out how things are going with Covid.  
Thinking of everyone’s safety, for the time being I feel its best  to keep face covering wearing in place when up and moving around the studio, but they can be removed when sitting down in your workspace.  Hand sanitiser, socially distanced workstations, and screens will stay in place again for now.  These precautions will be reviewed as we progress through the year.  Hope you have a lovely Summer – looking forward to seeing you in the Autumn.

Best wishes

Suex

Autumn Term Stoneman Press
8 weeks –  Thursdays
16th September – 4th November
10.00am – 4.00pm
£525

The Autumn term at Stoneman Press will look at three printmaking techniques starting with Monoprinting with textured surfaces and found objects to create eclectic, vibrant unique prints. Followed by Mountboard cuts a Relief printmaking technique with loads of character. Transparencies from either of these first techniques can be created and lead nicely into Introduction to Photopolymer, a UV light sensitive process that is developed in water and can create both Relief and Intaglio plates. A term full of exciting and interesting techniques with lots of possibilities to experiment and develop further. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to further their skills.
For more information contact Sue

Wood Engraving with Chris Daunt

                       

8th, 9th, 10th November 
2 places left
£260 + Engraving blocks

Spend a lovely three days investigating and developing your wood engraving skills with the very talented master of Wood Engraving Chris Daunt.  Chris will give a thorough and comprehensive look at wood engraving, covering introduction, history, mark making, planning design, engraving, print and review.  Chris will bring  prepared blocks of different sizes for you to purchase and his latest development in wood engraving tools.  

For more information contact Sue

Collagraphs


4th/5th October
2 days
10.00am – 4.00pm
£135

Discover  the beauty and sensitive details of Collagraphs with this two day workshop.  Working with textured surfaces and found objects to create prints full of character.  Learn how to ink up Intaglio, (below the surface) and Relief (above the surface)  and a combination of both to create multi coloured images from one pass. Suitable for all abilities.   For more information contact Sue

Karen Stamper Concertina Sketchbooks


11th/12th November
2 days
10.00am – 4.00pm
£165

Have a wonderful time with the very enthusiastic, energetic and talented Karen Stamper at Pinkneys Manor, Wimbish.  Spend time sketching out and about on the farm, in the countryside then back in the the studio to develop your sketches i to a wonderful Concertina Sketchbook.  A great way to experiment, develop and move your work to a new place. 
For more information contact Karen

NEW OPEN ACCESS STUDIO HIRE – Have the studio to yourself or with one other person.
1 person half day £50 plus materials.
1 person full day £70plus materials
2 people half day £65
2 people full day £90
Technical support from Sue additional £25
For availability and more information contact Sue

PRESS HIRE
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.

STUDIO HIRE
Stoneman Press Studio is available to hire at weekends.
and additional days.  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