Sheffield Print Club was founded in the summer of 2014, with the intention of creating a friendly, accessible space that would provide the equipment and support needed for anyone to get printing.
Since then we’ve taught 100s of people how to print, and have fostered a vibrant community of artists, makers, and creative folk.
Sheffield Print Club supports a huge range of printing practices. From fine artists to entrepreneurial makers, many people run their own businesses out of the studio. Others use the studio simply to have fun making and creating, whilst surrounded by other like-minded folk.
We also regularly collaborate with educational institutions, and other groups, in order to open up printing to even more people.
At the heart of what we do is community, inclusivity, and passion. We love print making, and think you will too!
David graduated in 2011 from Leeds College of Art with a BA Graphic Design degree, First Class Honours. He graduated in 2001 from Monash University in his native Australia with a BA Computing degree.
An artist residency at Sheffield Institute of Art through 2015/16, working with SIA's ever talented studio managers Bev Stout and Mike Macgabhann, provided an opportunity to explore visual communication ideas outside the pressures of commercial graphic design. Alongside this body of work, a more technical and experimental understanding of screen printing developed, leading to a love of the process and its quirky temperament.
His creative practice spans between printmaking and graphic design, producing work as a designer with studios throughout Australia, The Netherlands and the UK.
Hannah graduated in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in Fashion Design and a Distinction in Art Foundation. She spent a few years living and travelling in Spain, and since returning to Sheffield in 2016 has further developed her illustration practice.
She also works for a Special Educational Needs post-16 provider and a community arts organisation, and is passionate about making art and creativity accessible to everyone.
Jon has been a part of Studio Polpo, a small architecture practice and social enterprise in Sheffield, since graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2013 (MArch Architecture). With Studio Polpo he has undertaken a variety of projects concerning shared living, including: art commissions, performances, newspaper publications and the design of a large collective housing scheme. He is interested in using interdisciplinary research to understand the boundaries between individual/collective, domestic/urban, private/public, with a view to demonstrating that sociable alternatives to privatisation and atomisation within cities is possible.
Jon has recently been awarded a PhD scholarship to research artist live/work schemes with East Street Arts and the University of Huddersfield.
Sarah studied English literature with creative writing at university, which eventually led her to set up the Edge of the Universe Printing Press (EUPP): a social enterprise that runs writing, printing, and self-publishing workshops. Sarah founded EUPP in 2013 with the aim of empowering anyone to create and share their work and ideas. She started doing this by running zine-making workshops, but soon fell in love with all that screen printing has to offer.
Sarah splits her working life between Sheffield Print Club, EUPP, and Grimm & Co., a children and young people’s literacy charity. She likes printing RuPaul’s Drag Race-related clothing, and pictures of Brutalist architecture.