Print Workshops (Archway)

The printmaking facility at Archway consists of silkscreen, intaglio/stone litho and bookbinding workshops, and associated support areas.

The workshop is equipped with the following:

  • Silkscreen Workshop
  • Intaglio / Stone Litho Workshop
  • Bookbinding Facility

Questions answered by Specialist Technician Paul Dewis. Visit Paul's CSM Print Centre blog to see more photos of the facilities and what goes on there. 

What can students do here?

We have facilities for etching, including photo etching, screen printing, monoprinting, stone lithography, wood and lino cuts and photo polymer plates. We can also output film artwork for photo etching and screen print. If you can print on it, with it or through it then we can work with it… or at least we’ll give it a go!

What is the most common request you get?

“How long will it take?” and “Can I do it in colour?”

Is there a particular project you remember?

Screen printing onto grass turf. 

Have you ever had to say to a student that a project was impossible? 

‘Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men…’ Muhammad Ali 

How does the workshop fit in with the overall history of CSM?

­­The studio has been on this site since the early 1980s when The Byam Shaw School of Art, which began in the 1920s relocated to Archway. The studio as it is now has been greatly expanded and brings together equipment and expertise from both Byam Shaw and the Southampton Row and Back Hill CSM sites.