The Morley College Printmaking Department has a reputation for technical excellence and inspirational teaching. It provides an extensive range of well -maintained equipment and good resources over two floors of an old Victorian pub.
The department facilitates printmaking processes from traditional intaglio, lithography and relief printing to photo and digital processes including photo etching, photopolymer and photo-litho. We are particularly proud of our Printmaking Tutors, who bring a breadth of knowledge and experience across a range of disciplines to their teaching, supported by their personal artistic practice.
Equipment / Facilities
If you join our Printmaking classes you will learn about materials and best practice alongside technical know-how and best studio practice.
A laser cutter is a recent addition to our equipment and we are enjoying the opportunities this offers to explore the place where traditional and digital techniques come together.
- Rochat Etching Press: Bed size 130 x 81cm
- Star wheel Etching Press Greig: Bed Size 108 x 38cm
- Bendini Intaglio Press- used for Collagraph and larger Relief Printing: Bed size 142 x 70cm
- Offset Litho Press: 69 x 48cm
- Direct Stone Litho Press: Bed size 80 x 60cm, stones available in a large variety of sizes up to 52 x 42cm
- Adana (typesetting press) 3” x 5”
- Albion Relief Printing Press: Bed size 71 x 56cm/ printing area 61 x 46cm
- Small Albion Printing Press: Bed size 53 x 38cm/ printing area 45x 30cm
- Large hotplate
- A3 scanner & printer
- 2 x Apple Mac Desktop Computers/ up to date Adobe software
- Photo exposure unit: 76 x 65cm
- Laser cutter: Bed size 55 x 27cm
Printmaker in Residence: Hannah Machover
Our Printmaker in Residence is a short 8 week residency for an MA Printmaking student from Camberwell UAL. We have been collaborating with Camberwell over the last couple of years, and this residency supports an MA student during their study leave period, to continue their work, learn new skills and learn from our team of fantastic tutors and students. Hannah will give a talk and at the end of the residency, and donate one of each print to the department archive.
Currently exploring the work of Edward Bawden, Hannah is working closely with our librarian Elaine Andrews and her work will respond to that research. Find out more about Hannah here.
Our first Artist in Residence Ellen very Witley is now in her second year at Camberwell and recently gave a talk to our students about her work and the prints she made on the residency. The collaboration provides a great link between our students and the Camberwell MA programme, offers an opportunity to learn about progression routes and elevates the conversation about contemporary printmaking in the department.
If you study Printmaking at Morley there are opportunities to exhibit work in the College’s exhibition spaces including the Barry Till Gallery, the Cardew Space, and the Morley Gallery.
Carol Wilhide Justin is a printmaker specialising in Japanese Woodcut. She learned the technique on a residency to the famous MI-Lab in Fujikawaguchiko from Japanese senseis.
On her return, she gained a place on the MA Print programme of the prestigious Royal College of Art. This gave her a chance to explore her understanding of the medium and make her own experiments with graduated cutting and viscosity printing
Pam Ware is a student on our Bookbinding and Printmaking courses. Read her Morley story here.