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
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
Sangeeta Bhagawati has been a student in David Holah’s Tuesday Evening Printmaking class since 2014. In this time she has focused on combining linocuts with chine-collée to make motif-like prints. She uses pages of vintage magazines, newspapers and Japanese origami paper as chine-collée to introduce and create intricate patterns into her work. A selection of Sangeeta’s prints here displays her artistic journey, love of colour and bright, colourful layers made with this collage technique against the solid colours of lino print.