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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 Krause press (42”x 72”), and all the equipment needed to produce etchings.

Another room provides for relief printing and is equipped with two Columbian presses, platen sizes 36”x 23” 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.

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The 'clean processes' room
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Tricia Newell inking an etching at the hotplates

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The small Columbian press

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The 42" x 72" Krause etching press in foreground. Kimber behind