Alastair Clark is the Studio Director at Edinburgh Printmakers. He has worked as lithography specialist, collaborating with artists and producing all Edinburgh Printmakers published lithographs for the past fifteen years. Teaching stone and plate lithography courses, Digital Imaging courses previously teaching printmaking at Edinburgh college of Art. More recently his work combines digital imaging, lithography and screenprinting.
Anupa Gardner began her printmaking practice in India while studying Foundation in Fine Art. She was awarded a BA in Graphic Design from Srishti School of Art, followed by an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating from ECA Anupa was printmaking teacher at Winchester College but has since returned to Edinburgh. She currently takes on a variety of projects from teaching at Edinburgh College of Art, to commercial projects in design and illustration, whilst continuing her practice as a printmaker. She uses a range of printmaking processes but is especially fond of relief printing.
Jodi works as etching technician at Edinburgh Printmakers and as a lithography technician at the Glasgow School of Art. She began her printmaking practice at the Atelier de Belleville while living in Paris. After moving to Scotland she expanded upon these foundations in private and public studios and eventually undertook a Master’s of Fine Art Practice in Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. She has won awards for her printmaking, and regularly exhibits work in a variety of mediums, including etching, lithography, and egg tempera painting.
Leena Nammari formerly worked as the Studio Technician at Edinburgh Printmakers. She has a vast experience of running workshops in both printmaking and photographic disciplines and working with a range of organisation exploring ways of combining digital and analogue processes. Her own work often combines aspects of photography, bookmaking, object-making incorporating cyanotype, liquid light, photoetching and screenprinting.
Angie Lewin studied printmaking at Central St Martins and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. She uses a range of printmaking processes including wood engraving and linocut. Alongside exhibiting her limited edition prints she designs textiles and wallpapers for St Jude’s which she co-founded in 2005. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Scociety of Wood Engravers and the Royal Watercolour Society.
Fiona’s love of printmaking started when she was a young girl watching her dad print small business cards and tickets on an a Adana printing press. The application of ink to a printing plate, transferring to paper was magical then and remains so today.
Graduating from ECA in 1983, one of two students who were the first to complete their degree in printmaking and a further postgraduate in Community Education she began to combine her own art practice with delivering workshops and classes in the informal education sector.
Fiona has been teaching printmaking at The Poldrate for the past 4 years, covering a wide range of techniques., and has spent this Summer in a new post as Print Club Producer at Edinburgh Printmakers .
Her practice has developed to embrace stone carving and other sculpture techniques and alongside her teaching this year she is exploring methods to create more sculptural forms using printmaking techniques and stitched paper .
You can follow her progress on her web-site www.theprintstigator.co.uk or on instagram @fionamaher9
Elspeth Lamb RSA is an artist/educator and author. Her handbook ‘Papermaking for Printmakers’ was published by A&C Black, Bloomsbury Press, London in 2006 and has sold worldwide.She has had solo exhibitions in New York,London ,Tokyo and Toronto and she has worked with Hanga masters and a Unesco Hosokawa-shi paper making master as well as participating in many artists' residencies across the world.
Gillian worked as the Screenprinting specialist at Edinburgh Printmakers, for many years, running this busy area of the workshop. She is an experienced instructor, teaching screenprinting and collagraph classes with years of experience working collaboratively with invited artists as part of Edinburgh Printmaker's print publishing programme. Both screenprinting and collograph are at the heart of her prints which combine vivid colour with organic imagery.
Aleksandra Kargul began her printmaking practice in Art School in Poland. Following that she came to Edinburgh, studying Interior Design and graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2012. Soon after, she joined Edinburgh Printmakers and learnt Stone lithography, Screenprinting, Photogravure and Cyanotype, adding to the techniques she had previously learnt in Poland. Aleksandra was recently awarded the prestigious Eichstaett Lithography Prize comprising a residency and solo exhibition in Bavaria, awarded through the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2015. Aleksandra Kargul is a passionate lithographer with a love for all printmaking processes.
Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time printmaker who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previously studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 2008 graduating in 2012. Ade's work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. He is fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet. Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and Ade wishes to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species. He is a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with modern twist; Ade works with mostly linocut, etching, and oil paint. The artist combines his African cultural roots with British culture, producing work that makes people reflect on the past, present and the future.
Bronwen Sleigh uses etching extensively in her artistic practice which also encompasses drawing and sculpture. Bronwen currently lives and makes work in Glasgow, previous to this, she was the etching technician and collaborating printer for Edinburgh Printmakers. She has also taught etching at The Royal Academy School, as well as the Highland Print Studio. Bronwen studied at Glasgow School of art and then the Royal College of Art. She has won numerous prizes and her work is held in national and international collections.
Catherine Hiley learned etching in Berlin, screen-printing in Vancouver, letterpress in London and lithography in Edinburgh. She holds a diploma in Fine Art from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee and exhibits regularly in Germany and the U.K. She is also proficient in laser-cutting and book-binding and makes small edition artist books as well as original prints and illustrations. Catherine has been a member of Edinburgh Printmakers since 2008 and teaches introductory printmaking workshops for adults and children.
Cécile Simonis studied illustration in Belgium and Italy and later graduated as art teacher in Liege, Belgium. She moved to Edinburgh in 2011 and joined Edinburgh Printmakers, of which she is currently a member. She taught art classes in Liège, Belgium and Montreal, Canada and currently teaches various drawing classes at the Edinburgh Drawing School and for the Edinburgh City Council Adult Education programme. Drawing is a key part of her practise.In her printmaking work she uses mostly cyanotype and screenprinting. Her work has won several prizes and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Kelly studied illustration in Sydney before moving to Edinburgh in 2000. It was while studying at university where she was first introduced to screenprinting but it wasn't until she discovered Edinburgh Printmakers back in 2001 that she realised screenprinting could become a career path and has been a dedicated member ever since.
The process of screenprinting allows Kelly endless possibilities when combining layers of drawings, handwritten text and found textures in which she uses to create limited edition prints of European cityscapes, boats, landscapes and animals.
"When I'm in the print studio working, there's no place I'd rather be'
Kittie completed her degree in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University graduating in 2008. Her practice covers the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking, taking the natural world as inspiration. Kittie's printmaking is focussed around the disciplines of screen printing and monotype. She regularly exhibits work throughout the UK and is a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. Kittie has taught across the UK, she recently set up the Printmaking Course at Leith School of Art and currently teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and for the National Galleries of Scotland.
Louise’s work combines drawing, animation and printmaking and uses the etching process to depict the animate form within a single image. Louise moved to Edinburgh from London in 2015 and has become a regular practising member at Edinburgh Printmakers. Alongside her own practice she runs art-based workshops for a range of ages and abilities. Previous venues include the Royal College of Art, Royal Drawing School, British Museum, National Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Louise studied Animation Direction at the Royal College and later undertook the Postgraduate Drawing Course at the Royal Drawing School where she rediscovered her love of etching. As an animation director Louise's short films have been screened on terrestrial TV and in national and international moving image festivals.
Nicholas Devison uses intaglio and monotype processes as a means of exploring ideas of location, mapping, time and space. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and completed his MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2000. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in art and design and prior to his move to Edinburgh was Course Leader for MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has contributed to exhibitions and conferences on a national and international basis and is represented in a number of collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Jessica studied Printmaking at Gray’s School of Art. During her degree she was awarded the Cross Trust Travel Scholarship at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary and on graduating the John Kinross Travel Scholarship in Florence. She is an experienced Printmaking technician, having worked at Bournemouth Arts University and Forth Valley College, before taking up the role as Etching Technician and was previously Studio Manager at Edinburgh Printmakers. Jessica’s subtle and layered work combines many different Printmaking processes and materials, she exhibits regularly, both nationally and internationally.
Well known for his characteristic bold and colourful Japanese woodblock prints. Paul was awarded a Monbusho scholarship to undertake a Masters in woodblock printing at Tama Art University Japan and has taught numerous workshops in Britain and abroad. He has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally, taking up several artists residencies across the world including USA, Finland and Ireland.
Martha Ellis is an Edinburgh based artist specialising in using laser technology to create bold laser cut drawings using positive/negative space to depict nature and architecture. After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA in Fine Art, Martha gained a PGCE in Art and Design from the Institute of Education. She taught Art in London for 10 years, during which time she was introduced to laser technology. This love of combining her creativity and technology led Martha to leave full time teaching and set up her studio and art practice in Edinburgh.