Sheffield Printmakers sell their ‘great’ work 

Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition. Photo by Wendy North.
Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition. Photo by Wendy North.

A group of talented artists are showcasing the prints they have created, and also selling them, during three events.  

Members of The Sheffield Printmakers group will be displaying their prints at two city centre venues, the Winter Garden and Art House.

Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition. Photo by Wendy North

Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition. Photo by Wendy North

The group now have about 40 members and have put on many exhibitions and events, both as a group and as individuals.

One of the members Peter York said:  “We’re a mixed bunch; full and part time artists and those rediscovering their love of art through printing and complete beginners and newcomers to printing.

“The great thing about printing is that you don’t have to be brilliant at drawing. Just experimenting with colour and shape can produce some great results.

“A print is produced by creating a plate from any of a range of materials including lino, mountboard and metal. The plate is then covered with ink and paper is pressed onto it either by hand or using a press.

Opening event. Sheffield Printmakers exhibition.The Art House Sheffield. Photo by Wendy North.

Opening event. Sheffield Printmakers exhibition.The Art House Sheffield. Photo by Wendy North.

Peter, an ex art lecturer, has turned the ground floor of his Meersbrook house into a studio, which he opens to other members of the group to work from.

He holds workshops to teach people the basics of printmaking and to share his experiences with others.

The Sheffield Printmakers are taking over the Pop Up shop in the Winter Garden until tomorrow. They will also be exhibiting and selling their latest work at Art House, 8 Backfields, until December 8.

They will also be selling handmade gifts at the Art House Christmas Market on December 1.

For more information about the group, please visit their official website at www.sheffieldprintmakers.com