What ETCHING a non-toxic approach.
When Saturday & Sunday 7th/8th May & 18th /19th June
Time 10am – 4pm.
Cost £65 per day (Special Introductory Price)
Tutor Pete Williams.
Press: Hawthorn Etching Press 22” x 46” & Rollaco Etching Press 16” x 46”.
Max six persons for each day to allow for more quality printing time on the
two etching presses we have in the studio. This introductory workshop is designed for you to learn or re-develop, the basics of this well established printmaking process. The two-day workshop will cover the basic areas of an etching combing both safer and most practical process allowable within this studio envoirment and allowing you time for both experimentation and development of your work.
This workshop is open to all and offers an opportunity to work toward a
number of possible outcomes. All basic materials such as ink and proofing
paper is included.
Specialist paper and a range of inks and Zinc plate’s are
available to purchase at the studio. The day includes: Plate preparation and application of different grounds. Demonstration of applications of different drawing techniques using a range of etching and dry point tools. Combination of etching and aqua tinting of the plates using a range of different techniques. An application of hand ground inks and proofs printing
What STONE LITHOGRAPHY
When Saturday & Sundays 21st / 22nd May & 4th & 5th June
Time 10am – 4pm.
Cost £75 per day (Special Introductory Price)
Tutor Pete Williams
Direct Plate & Stone Press Seggie & Son Press Edinburgh 36”x 22”.
This newly introduced workshop and specialist Lithography printing weekend has been put together to introduce this most long standing and one of most beautiful of all the printing procedures that the studio can offer. Use most commonly by visiting artists and in the edition section of the studio this two-day course is designed to cover the main areas of this simple and most direct way of printing. During the two days you will cover both the technical and creative part of making reproductive images onto stones and proof printing them onto handmade specialist paper.
This introductory workshop is designed for you to learn the basis of this traditional printing process. This workshop is open to all and offers an opportunity to work toward a number of possible outcomes.
All basic materials such as use of a stone each for weekend along with proofing
Ink & paper will be provided. The Day will also include: Stone Preparation and graining along with explanation of hand drawn imagery in conjunction with the stone procedure. Basic colour mixing and proof printing.
This is workshop is tailor made to suit those who may wish to use the facilities
at a later date.
What Large Woodcut & Relief Printing
When Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June
Time 10am – 4pm.
Cost £65 per day
Tutor Pete Williams.
Taught by Pete Williams the studios director and printmaker who is known for his very large woodcut & carvings exhibited widely across Wales and the UK. This is probably one of the most simplest and direct methods of printmaking open to all levels and skills. In this workshop you will learn about drawing directly on your chosen surface, MDF, ply board or any relief surface you want to bring along. A wide range of cutting tools are available and techniques on printing using the press and by hand will be covered and basic papers and ink also supplied. This workshop is open to all and offers an opportunity to work toward a number of possible outcomes. All basic materials such as ink and proofing paper are included.
Specialist paper and a range of inks and plates are available to purchase at the studio.
PRINT MARKET PROJECT Spring Term Silkscreen 2016
What SILKSCREEN PRINTMAKING on paper.
When Saturday 25th /26th June & 16th July
Time 10am – 4pm.
Cost £60 per day (Special Introductory Price)
Tutor Pete Williams.
Press Trumax Vacuum Bed 46” x 62”
Water based silk-screen printmaking is back this spring by popular request.
This one or two day workshop will cover the main areas of a simple but
effective form of water based silk-screen printing allowing you time for experimentation and development of your own work. The course is designed for you to learn or re-develop your skills of this most popular printing process. The workshop is open to all and offers an opportunity to work toward a number of possible outcomes. All basic materials such as the screen, ink and proofing paper are included. Specialist paper and a range of inks are available to purchase at the studio.
The day will include both screen preparation and photo emulsion
combined with both photographic and hand drawn imagery created on special
film for application. A safe use of the exposure-unit and wash out booth and
basic colour mixing coupled with basic proof printing.
Peter Williams- Terrestrial Locomotion- The Final Guest artist
at The Print Shop The Print Shop is very happy to
Welcome Pete Williams as our final guest printmaker for the
Last Volume of The Print Shop.
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Pete Williams – Terrestrial Locomotion
Saturday 13 July – Saturday 24 August 2013
Dydd Sadwrn 13 Gorffennaf – Dydd Sadwrn 24 Awst 2013
Admission to Oriel Mwldan is free. Opening times are 10am – 8pm daily. Mae Mynediad i Oriel Mwldan am ddim. Ar agor o 10yb – 8yh bob dydd.
Although the processes are predominately print and I am keen to show the diversity of the area, the essence of the work is in the nature of its content. The contrast in scale, I hope suggests the significance or insignificance of the figure in landscape. Print as a vehicle for production has unending possibilities, here I hope, it is used to advantage in the narrative with process suggesting pace. Spatial concerns are still of interest to me and I suspect this will continue.
Read a review of the Oriel Mwldan exhibition
Written by Paul Croft for Printmaking Today Winter Issue.
PRINTMAKING IN WALES
Exciting things are afoot in Wales in the World of Printmaking!
…Pete Williams who recently completed residencies at Robert Blackburn’s Print Studio in New York (2011) and at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2010) is something of a maverick and a pioneer when it comes to printmaking and sculpture. Williams has a reputation for being pro-active and for getting printmaking literally out on to the streets as occurred for The Wales Millennium Centre Hoarding Project and the series of extraordinarily large woodcuts that ended up cladding the Hetherwick pods at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
The Print Market Project located just a block down from Cardiff Printmakers started off as The Print Market Workshop in 1997. Originally housed at The Chapter Arts Centre, the studio run by Pete Williams has since moved to a refurbished nineteenth century barn across the road in Market Street. At this studio he has managed to develop an unique space for collaborative projects that range from graphic art through sculpture to installation and performance. As well as providing excellent facilities for etching, relief printing, screenprinting and lithography – there is also space inside and out for construction, carving and welding to occur.
For Pete Williams ‘the real emphasis of the studio is to provide a professional platform, where like minded artists can make work that has an element of print within it ,no matter how remote’. The studio thus provides workshops and classes on the more unusual forms of printmaking such as large-scale woodcut, solar plate etching and screenprinting on to vertical surfaces. The workshop is also one of the few spaces in Wales to offer full collaborative editioning and recent collaborations have included Tim Davis’s suite of screenprints for the Venice Biennale; Mark Gubb’s prints that used burnt ash for ink and a number of etchings by Phillip Sutton that are due to be printed in the near future. Stephanie Turnbull who trained at Tamarind has become technical assistant and recently she helped print for Claire Woods for the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.
Full artcle go to:
3.20m – 48.08t – 5910s
Friday 25 May — Sunday 1 July 2012
This exhibition marks the culmination of work which Williams began during a three – month residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Initially consisting of drawings, photographs, notes and ideas it has transformed into prints and large-scale works produced specifically for Chapter.
Utilising traditional methods of printmaking — woodcuts/engraving, lithography and stone — Williams uses print as a vehicle with endless possibilities. Each journey is mapped and logged in the form of a series of drawings and photographs that ultimately become realised as large woodcut block and prints, displayed here side by side on the Caffi Bar walls. The pace, time and distance is logged, which in turn informs the title of each work.
A passion for running is a key inspiration in the work including the inspirational views experienced during Williams’ ‘journeys’ and the pace of running — methodical and rhythmic — which is replicated in the working and cutting of the block.
Pete Williams studied at Cheltenham School of Art & Design and received an MA in Fine Art, Printmaking at Brighton University. He is currently UWIC Associate Lecturer in BA/MA printmaking and the Founder/Director of Print Market Project — a new Sculpture & Printmaking Workshop.
Solo exhibitions include Open Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; RK Burt Gallery, London (both 2012) and ‘New York Commercial’, Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, New York (2011). Group exhibitions include ‘New Prints’, Autumn International Print Centre, Chelsea, New York and Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas, Austin (2011).
Forthcoming group exhibitions include ‘Between Spaces’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Gallery (2013) and ‘New Works’, RK Burt Gallery, London (2012). Recent commissions include Hapus Ice-Cream Factory, Machen Mountain Sculpture Trail, Wales (2010); KALEID editions Gallery, London; Sydney Nolan Trust, Wales (both 2009).
Williams was awarded an international collaborative residency with Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York, including a solo exhibition (2011); Artist in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2010) and International Artist in Residence at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland (2008).
Fantastic day yesterday at Chapters Art Bootique and a big thankyou
to all involved.
We set up the studio and the stand then we all talked, all day and had
over 100 people came over to the studio to checked out the workshop.