Gareth Jones with the large Columbian press
Sudbourne Park Printmakers enjoy the benefits of supervised printmaking in the light, spacious and professionally equipped workshops at Bothy Yard.
Gareth Jones, the founder of Sudbourne Park Printmakers, provides valuable supervision, technical support and guidance for all members and he has a wealth of knowledge of printmaking processes. Gareth has worked in several art colleges, including the Slade School of Fine Art where he was technician to Anthony Gross.
There are three rooms – one housing two etching presses, a Kimber press (bed size 48”x 28”) and a Haddon press (48”x 22”), and all the equipment needed to produce etchings.
Another room provides for relief printing and is equipped with three Columbian presses, platen sizes 36”x 23”, 24”x 18”, and 21”x 16” There is also a large well lit area used for clean processes such as pressing prints, planning and design. It is used as a gallery for our winter exhibitions. Additional equipment includes a large fume cupboard, two hotplates and a large aquatint box.
There is always a stock of materials to hand including inks, proofing and editioning paper, copper and zinc with wood and lino for relief printing.