As you all know, our book gives you an insight into our Dalston studio but that’s just a tiny sampling of Print Club! Over the next few months, we’ll be giving you a peek at some of the artists and illustrators who work tirelessly in our screen printing studio! If you want to be a part of all the action, we are always open to new members!
Jacqueline Colley is a printed textile designer, with over eight years, experience working with brands including Oasis and H&M as well as teaching at the V&A
Her own name brand is where she expresses her deep love of nature. Each surface pattern begins it’s life as individual hand drawn artworks. These are compiled into rich and intricate prints. Which are applied across products including limited edition art prints for the home, stationery, gift wrap and home textiles.
Name: Jacqueline Colley
How long have you been a member: I took the deluxe course in January 2017 I’d printed at uni over 10 years before and needed a refresher; mainly to remind myself about registration. I joined straight after while everything was fresh in my mind and I’ve been dipping in and out since then!
What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: I love getting away from the computer and producing work by hand, plus it’s a very friendly inclusive atmosphere and there is always an expert print technician around to help you out of a sticky situation! It’s really inspiring to see the other work being printed, you can learn so much from how other people approach screen printing and make their layers and colour choices.
What is your printing playlist: I think it’s good to listen to something quite chilled, you can’t rush the printing or it just goes wrong! So some Staves, Sufjan Stevens & Laura Marling
Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: If you aren’t feeling confident; do the course I found it great for getting my head around the process and then once you start it’s a bit addictive!!
Jana started out doing fashion illustration and selling them as gicleé prints (which Jana still does) however she does prefer screen printing because she is physically printing the one printing them. Screen printing is a really nice way to translate the prints she has on her cards and notebooks into a little piece of artwork. Jana is inspired by the Memphis Movement, Dries Van Noten, and the 1980’s.
Name: Jana Pavasovic (The Completist)
How long have you been a member: Since July 17.
What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: Printing is a really satisfying process because you can get a good result really quickly. It’s also a great way to hand-make something on a large scale. My favourite thing about Print Club is working amongst so many printmakers i’ve admired for years. Everyone is really helpful and supportive – it’s a great little community!
What is your printing playlist: Actually, I’m usually listening to political or true crime podcasts. But if it’s music, it’s usually a mix of Cut Copy, Tops, Warpaint, Blood Orange and Toro y Moi.
Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: You need to be persistent and patient, and don’t be too hard on yourself! Sometimes it takes a while to get a print right, but when you do, it’s totally worth it.
I am a London based illustrator and Printmaker. I specialise in making vibrant, edgy, work with a punky look and feel. My Work is built up from a dense hybrid of drawings, collaged imagery and multi – layered colours. I am a big fan the offsets, drips and fades to create an authentic distressed aesthetic.
Name: Ben Rider
How long have you been a member: I originally joined as a technician in 2012 for a couple years then took a desk space afterwards and been here since!
What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: My favourite thing has to be all the other people I print and work with!!
What is your printing playlist: Metal or a bit of drum and bass.
Do you have any tips for a budding Screen Printer: Yes, preparation is KEY and don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Be brave, take risks, and most importantly – have fun and enjoy it!
Kasia’s work focuses mainly on printing textiles for her eco-friendly clothing brand Kasia Ethical Ware, as well as commissions for her clients. The environment and ethics are extremely important to Kasia. She always chooses organic and ethically sourced materials whenever possible, while keeping the end product fun and colourful at the same time.
Name: Kasia Ring
How long have you been a member: I began my screen printing adventure around 3 years ago after I took part in one of Print Club’s workshops. I loved it so much that I have been a member ever since!
What do you love about screen printing & Print Club: I love the whole community of artists and printers that all share this space. I have learned so much from fellow members of the studio over the past few years!
What is your printing playlist: My go-to printing playlist usually revolves around Prince and 90’s R’n’B.
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