WORKSHOPS

We offer small (4-6 people), personalised  workshops across letterpress, the book arts and calligraphy.

Introduction to both Metal and Wood Type workshops are held a couple of times a year and we refresh our workshop schedule on a regular basis.

Workshops are held in our studio/gallery which is open to the public.

Workshops on offer include:

LETTERPRESS

  • Introduction to Letterpress – Metal Type
  • Introduction to Letterpress – Wood Type
  • Your Next Steps in Letterpress

BOOKS

  • Japanese Stab Bindings
  • Pamphlets Plus
  • Coptic Binding

FUN WITH LETTERS

  • Akim Cursive
  • Calligraphy on pebbles
  • Heartbeat Script

Would you like to join us at a workshop?

We re-started workshops again in early August 2020, paying attention to guidelines and rules around social distancing and gatherings. We will be sending out information to newsletter subscribers before promoting workshops here on the website; so sign up and be an early bird! 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO METAL TYPE

  • Enjoy the meditative and beautiful practice of setting metal type and making words with your own hands. Learn the historic skills of setting type, inking presses and creating letterpress prints.
  • Materials supplied
  • All levels
  • 6 hour workshop 10am – 4pm

Saturday 24 October 2020 – CLOSED

Apologies, this Introduction to Metal Type workshop is closed. Please EMAIL US if you would like to go on the waitlist, or are interested in the workshop at another time, Fiona and Barry.

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD TYPE

  • Enjoy the history of hand carved wooden letters and learning how to set them, ink them and print with them (different results to metal type!). Discover how wood type shows signs of its history; the nicks, splits and wear; and explore the statements it can make.
  • Materials supplied
  • All levels
  • 6 hour workshop 10am – 4pm

Sunday 25 October 2020 – CLOSED

Apologies, this Introduction to Wood Type workshop is closed. Please EMAIL US if you would like to go on the waitlist, or are interested in the workshop at another time, Fiona and Barry.

BUILDING NARRATIVE

When we make a book ourselves we are often thrilled that we have made the container – and pay less attention to what is contained. 

This workshop will focus on building narrative in your book-making, encouraging you to find ways to use the book form to tell a story – short and sweet, simple or complex, political or fairytale. We will explore techniques to offer readers an interesting experience.

  • Materials supplied
  • All levels
  • 6 hour workshop 10am – 4pm

Saturday 29 November 2020 – FULL

Apologies, this Building Narrative Workshop is full. Please EMAIL US if you would like to go on the waitlist, Fiona and Barry.

Check back soon for our next workshops.

Booking Policy

Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Payment is via PayPal, and it is not necessary to have a PayPal account. You can pay by credit card or debit card without setting up a PayPal account.

You will receive an email from us once your booking has been received; with full details about the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Should we need to cancel the workshop for any reason, you will be given the choice of a full refund, or to be re-booked into a future workshop.

If you cancel 4 weeks or more before the workshop date, you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel 2 to 4 weeks before the workshop date you will receive a 50% refund.

If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the workshop date, you will NOT receive a refund.