printmaking workshop
Trewidden Studios
Trewidden Garden,
Buryas Bridge
Penzance, TR20 8TT

Early in 2009, after seven successful years in York, Handprint Studio relocated to Trewidden Studios in Penwith, Cornwall, occupying a studio which is part of a specially converted Victorian stable-block at Trewidden Garden near Penzance.

Trewidden Garden itself is steeped in history as well as natural beauty: Originally planted by T B Bolitho in the late 19th Century, the 10-acre garden offers an unforgettable orchestra of colour throughout the year and particularly during the spring months. As well as the magnificent Tree Fern Dell, the garden boasts one of the finest collections of camellias and magnolias in the country, all in a wonderfully peaceful and natural garden with a maze of paths bringing surprises and reminders of days gone by at almost every turn.

We are delighted to be part of these wonderful surroundings and to be working in this beautiful environment. The picture above is the front of our printmaking workshop, which is equipped with all facilities for the needs of the various courses, boasting a 24" x 48" Bewick and Wilson etching press and a 405mm x 920mm Hawthorn etching press, plus ample space for etching, plate construction, inking and printing.

Please Read!

After much deliberation, Judy and I have finally made the decision to cease teaching courses at HandPRINT Studio, in order to concentrate on our own work.

We had a programme of courses arranged up to October 2014, but have decided to bring down the curtain after our course in June. We will be giving up the large printmaking studio at Trewidden Garden, but will be satying at Trewidden, where we will be moving into a smaller room, which will become a private, more general workspace.

If, by any chance, you were intending to enrol on a course at HandPRINT Studio, then we have spaces available on our May and June workshops ?after that, Im afraid, we wont be offering further courses of any kind.

Wed like to thank all those who have supported us over the years, both here and at York, I what has been, for us, a truly wonderful, rewarding and enriching experience.

Many thanks,

Peter and Judy

We continue to be committed to the research and development of innovative printmaking practice, and offer an exciting programme of intensive workshops dealing with specialist aspects of creative print processes.

These workshops are aimed at a wide audience, are suitable for both beginners and more experienced printmakers alike, and cover a wide range of methods and processes in an expert, accessible and informal manner.

The course tutor, Peter Wray RE, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and one of UK's foremost exponents of Collagraph/Carborundum printmaking. He has over 35 years' of successful teaching experience across a wide range of levels, and enjoys an international reputation as an artist- printmaker. He has exhibited widely throughout Britain and abroad, and his work is held in many prestigious private, public and corporate collections. Partner and fellow artist/tutor, Judy Collins, is a talented printmaker and gifted teacher with extensive experience of exhibiting throughout the UK.