GPC
Lower Studio
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Lower Studio
Printmaking in the heart of the Cotswolds
Superb facilities for all disciplines
Drive your creativity through printmaking

Founded in 2005 the GPC is a unique fine art printmaking facility in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Since then we have continually improved the space for printmakers to be able to work and develop their practice and enable people to learn a variety of printmaking techniques and skills through a rich program of courses and workshops in our specialist studios which cater for etching, relief printmaking, silkscreen printing, letterpress, stone and plate lithography.

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OUR FACILITIES

The GPC has 2 large and spacious studios which incorporate all printmaking options. Downstairs we offer etching, relief printing letterpress, and lithography, whilst upstairs we have silkscreen printing & exposure facilities, a 5m textiles print table, kitchen and the Printmakers Gallery. There is an online advance booking system for all the presses to ensure those that want sole use can have the time to print as required. We are very happy to organise a tour of our studio facilities – contact info@gpchq.co.uk.

Gallery

GPC has a purpose-built gallery space which can be used for exhibitions.  Members have priority to use the exhibition space for their work, but the gallery is available for hire.

Relief Printing

There are 2 relief presses, one is the Vandercook proofing press and there is an extensive collection of type and furniture, both metal and wooden for use by members, The other press is a small bed Albion style platen press this can be used for Lino and Letterpress Printmaking.

Textiles table

The textiles area is equipped with a 5m x 1.35m cushioned print table covered with calico. The table has 4 x folding wooden sheets that cover it completely when not in use to create a very large workspace for groups and individuals.

Lithography

The lithography area comprises 1 x stone litho press, a selection of stones, a stone grinding wheel used in conjunction with carborundum powder. Large ink rollers for inking up the stones

Etching Studio

The etching area is spacious and well equipped. It has two traditional Etching Presses: The Littlejohn with a bed size of 28" x 54" which is used for etching, monoprint and collograph. The Rochat, with a bed size of  32" x 54" which is used solely for etching. The facilities Include: Ferric Chloride tanks for copper and zinc plate etching...

Screenprint

The silkscreen area is equipped with 2 large vacuum Screen Beds and large Parker Exposure Unit. Also available is a washout unit with pressure washer, drying cabinet and storage space for max 3 screens per member.

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