CAROL ROBERTSON, 2014 - 2016

In 2014, Carol Robertson made a trip to Central America, taking particular interest in sites of Mayan archaeology and culture. In the subsequent two years, Robertson made a number of monoprints at PSC.

The artist’s concern for the emblematic shape of the circle hints towards Mayan calendars from which solar, lunar, stellar and mythological readings could traditionally be made. With her use of the circle, Robertson not only makes a visual parallel to these cultural influences, but also uses the shape to imbue her own memories and observations. The layers of context are reflected in the application of colour where up to nine different screens were used to lay down the concentric rings. Compressed into precise spherical confines, the image is constructed and unlocked through layers of transparent ink, each one scrutinisingly placed to allow registration with its predecessor below. This process allowed the experimentation with many colour configurations, cross-referencing each other – these animations revealing a rhythm and vibration to the series, the circles appearing to expand and contract.

I. ‘Edzná’ (2014), is named after a Maya site located in Mexico



II. ‘Copán’ (2016), takes its reference to another site in Honduras

‘Maya’ seen in-situ. Image: @becshomestyle

‘Maya’ seen in-situ. Image: @becshomestyle

A further related print seen above, ‘Maya’ (2014), is featured as an exclusive Daedalus Print Club edition. For more information


Robertson's 2011 print 'Starcross' will be included as part of the upcoming exhibition, The Art of Collaboration. Opening in less than two weeks time at The Heong Gallery, and runs 1 March – 19 May. The artist holds the edition, and you can contact us for sales through our email

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As you may already be aware, the upcoming exhibition at The Heong Gallery is just two short weeks away...

The catalogue is in print and flyers will be distributed very shortly, so share the word. Enjoying these prints cannot be encouraged enough as many have been kept ‘under wraps’ and can be truly appreciated at depth in person. We hope you will find your way there in the next few months.

More information can be found upon The Heong Gallery website here.

POTM January 2019 - Alison Wilding RA: Pheathon

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Size (cm - unframed): 75.5 x 99.5 cm
Technique: Screenprint
Materials: Somerset Velvet 300gsm
Edition size: 30
Publisher: The Print Studio & The Artist
Copyright: The Artist

Alison Wilding RA, Phaethon, 2016

Known predominantly as a sculptor, Alison Wilding typically clashes materials in acts of balance and contrast. Combining structural forms -  often in pairs - her work suggests narratives of dark vs light, positive vs negative and hard vs soft. She again appreciates a relationship between the elements in Phaethon.

With curving movements of varying solidity and transparency, the three-dimensional quality of her sculptural practice is translated here to a work on paper using a combination of painted washes and knife-cut masking film. 

The dramatic shapes and scale of Phaethon show a direct reference to its title and associations with Greek Myth and the sun. Created with The Print Studio in 2016, the work was featured in the 249th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy the following year. 

The print is an edition of 30 of which copies are available for sale at £2500 inc VAT and shipping within the U.K. For shipping outside the U.K., please contact the Studio at

Last year, Wilding was again featured in the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy in addition to her solo exhibitions hosted in Bexhill On Sea, Manchester and most recently Cambridge: a show titled On The Edge. The work of the twice Turner-Prize nominee extends internationally having exhibited solo in the U.S. and Canada as well as having collections in locations as far away as Australia. Locally, an example of her sculptural work, Melancholia (2003), can be found within the gardens of Jesus College, Cambridge.

Wilding will also feature as part of The Art of Collaboration at The Heong Gallery, Downing College which opens March 2019. See our last post for further details.

Wilding is represented by Karsten Schubert, based in Soho, London. Further enquiries on the artist and further work can be found through

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The Art of Collaboration will celebrate over 40 years of artistic partnerships with giants of the British and international art world, featuring work by 21 Royal Academicians. An exhibition that documents a timeless medium and The Print Studio history, collaboration being a key element in the process.

1 March - 19 May

The Heong Gallery, Downing College

Featured Artists: Peter Blake, Susan Hiller, Antony Gormley, Richard Long, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Alison Wilding, and Paula Rego, to name but a few.

‘The day to day reality is one of dirty hands, bad backs, beautiful colours, seductive papers and, above all surprises from the artists, those magicians. That's why one does this stuff; This Is Important.’

Kip Gresham

See below for further details. More information can be found upon The Heong Gallery website here. To find the venue, enter the Main Gate on Regent Street (to see a map of the College grounds follow this link)

Hurvin Anderson

Hurvin Anderson made a print with us, Still life with artificial flowers, for The Government Art Collection.

This was the first commission for the 10 10 series.

The G.A.C. wrote:

Still Life with Artificial Flowers is an intricate print that evokes a snapshot of the artist’s mother’s front room in Birmingham.  Hurvin Anderson graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 and his distinct painting style is informed both by British painters such as Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews and David Hockney as well as a generation of Black British artists, Sonia Boyce, Eddie Chambers and Keith Piper. The youngest of eight siblings, Anderson was the only child not to be born in Jamaica, instilling an interest in this dual identity that plays throughout his work.

For the print commission, Anderson has worked with The Print Studio’s Kip Gresham and Alan Grabham to replicate sourced and saved fabrics and wallpapers. The thirteen base colours in the print are built up from 15 stencils over 21 layers. The rich use of pattern to flatten and confuse the space references the techniques of Henri Matisse.

The vase shown belongs to Anderson’s mother, a prized possession that travelled with her from Jamaica becoming something of an iconic item. Set against the warm, deep red, flocked wallpaper and intricate lace doilies Anderson’s interest lies in the heavily patterned ‘kitsch’ aesthetic and its nod to ‘pop’ culture, elevating inexpensive everyday items. The reverence of these items are indicators of luxury and comfort, marking the front room as the best room in the house.  

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Print of the month, May 2018


Carol Robertson, Maya

Maya is a screenprint, made in 2014. The sheet size is 45 x 44cm. It is pencil signed by the artist in the lower right margin, numbered on the left. It carries the Print Studio chop mark also at lower right.This image was printed by The studio on a sheet of white, wove Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper. The edges are all hand torn. The sheets are in perfect condition.


The print, published by the Print Studio, is one of an edition of 50, of which a few copies are available for sale for £660.00 inc vat and shipping in the UK.  For shipping outside the UK, please contact The Studio at

A medium sized screenprint, the image of which  which emerged form an extended group of monoprints made after a journey to Latin America. The colours derived from local influences such as textiles and the light in the landscape. It is a tour de force of fine registration with many layers of transparent white modulation the palette.

Carol Robertson is a painter & printmaker working in London. She was born in Berkshire, England in 1955, studied at Cardiff College of Art & Chelsea School of Art. She has won many awards, presented 36 one-person international exhibitions and undertaken many residencies. Her work is held in many public and corporate collections.

The Print Studio has collaborated with her on a number of occasions, generally exploring her ideas through mono printing. Each project is the distillation of a long series of paintings and drawings in which the structure, the palette and the layering are gradually refined.

Maya was made as part of The Studio’s print club, Daedalus which started in 2009. 

Stephen Chambers RA at Christies 'Multiplied 2015'

Our very own RA Stephen Chambers is showing with the Emma Hill Eagle Gallery at Christies in London's Print fait, Multiplied 2015. Many of the prints we have made with him will be on show, along with the recent edition Journey without Maps, East and West, shown at the RA Summer show of 2015. We are also very excited that Carol Robertson's monoprints Copán will also be shown with Flowers Gallery. We made the Copán series with Carol earlier this year.

View our Daedalus collection at new cafe 'Stir'

Next Monday Stir, a new cafe on the corner of Chesterton Road and Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, will be exhibiting some of our prints from the Daedalus Print Club collection. Details of how to join the club can be found on our website. Do bring friends along who might be interested in joining our affordable collectors club... and of course anyone who likes good coffee in the presence of good art.

Mali Morris

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Mali Morris has some of her work in a show about the famous studios of Stockwell Depot at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich Galleries from 24 July - 12 September 2015.

'Stockwell Depot 1967 - 1979' focuses on a twelve year period from the studios founding to when the last in a series of eleven annual exhibitions was held. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays 11am - 5pm.

Mali's print 'Toussaint II' will  be showing at Horatio Junior Gallery in an exhibition dedicated to print. 

Works include Engraving, Etching, Dry point, Aquatint, Mezzotint, Relief, Lithograph and Screen-print.

Private View Friday 9 October, 6.30-8.30

Exhibition continues 18-31 October.

Horatio Junior, The Lord Nelson, 66 Canon Beck Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7DN  


This print is also available to buy on our website along with Toussaint I, III and IV from the same series.

The Original Print Show at The Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk, North Yorkshire are exhibiting a selection of prints from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Norman Ackroyd CBE RA has selected the show bringing "some of the best prints produced in the UK in the past year to the heart of Yorkshire".

If you are heading that way, then The Zillah Bell Gallery is well worth the visit.

We are delighted to see works we made this year with Stephen Chambers RA and Mali Morris RA are on show.

Please go to for more information. The show runs from the 5th September to the 31st October.

New edition with Jo Taylor

We have just been making 7 large stencils for Jo Taylor's new print of this beautiful horse. These energetic drawings arrived yesterday. We have an exciting week ahead of us and will keep you posted as the image unfolds!

David Webb visits the studio

London based painter and first time print maker David Webb spent a week with us recently to learn about some of our print making techniques with a view to working together in the future.

We covered many techniques from Screen printing and Etching to Chine-collé, Photo etching and mono printing. We really look forward to working with him again. Here is a link to his paintings.


Dartmoor Arts 2015

We have just come back from an amazing week in Dartmoor teaching printmaking to a group of lovely art students. 

We taught photo etching, drypoint, screen printing, and many varieties of mono printing. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our 10 students who all did brilliantly. At one point there were 4 tutors and the range of work was extraordinary.

Many thanks to Dartmoor Arts and the students for making our job so enjoyable.

A quiet beginning...

that got busier...

and busier...

with some relaxation at the end of each day...

Finally a review of what we had achieved.

What a wonderful week. Keep an eye on for next years programme.

Jane Dixon at Somerset House

We are so pleased that Jane Dixon's print Regeneration II (Chicago), 2007 is currently on show at Somerset House in an exhibition called Beneath the Surface.

The show is curated by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs at V&A) and showcases rarely seen historical and contemporary works from the V&A collection, depicting life in one of London's most ancient quarters.

The show runs until the 24th of August. More of Jane's work can be seen here and Regeneration II (Chicago), 2007 can be bought here!

John McLean, A folio of new etchings

We have just begun a major new portfolio of etchings with John McLean. These will be multi-plate and highly coloured. Here you see John working in London on the initial artwork. To facilitate the work we made a rainbow of printed etching inks.

We've worked with John for many years, making monoprints, screenprints, carborandums and etchings. 

John was the first contributor to The Print Club Daedalus with the magnificent 'Drumsturdy'.  You can see more of his prints here.

Pete Griffin's Sketchbooks

Its always a wonderful thing to look through a sketchbook and today we have been exploring the drawings of Peter Griffin, a wonderful painter and someone we have had the pleasure of working with many times.

Today we went through his figurative sketches made in Rome, inspired by stone sculptures. 

He is now working on some ink and pastel drawings on Truegrain to make a print for our print collectors club, Daedalus.

Carol Robertson's Copán

We have just finished 24 monoprints with Carol Robertson for Flowers Gallery. They are named Copán inspired by her time in South America.

RA Summer Show

Last friday we went to the RA Summer show to scan the walls for work we have collaborated on.

We were first greeted by an old Slade friend’s show stopping piece in the central hall- Matthew Darbyshire’s ‘Doryphoros’. What a great piece.

It was wonderful to see Mali Morris and Stephen Chamber’s work looking so fabulous. We also saw great paintings by Carol Robertson, who we’ve just worked with and Trevor Sutton who will be working with soon.

We popped up to the Diebenkorn where we bumped into the lovely Willard Boepple from New York. What a nice surprise.