Sammy Palfrey has been a printmaker for 12 years, and teaches at venues such as WYPW, ArtHouse Wakefield and Artworks Halifax. Sammy worked in the commercial print trade for many years and was then the technician at WYPW for 4 years, before leaving to concentrate on her work. At the moment Sammy is working in various monoprint techniques, combined with collagraph, dry point and chine colle, and exhibits locally and nationally. She is a member of the Inkers group of Printmaking. She is also taking her MA Fine Art at Leeds School of Art and Archtecture, Leeds Met University.
Kathryn Desforges studied Fine Art at Kingston University, and after completing her degree in 2005, went on to undertake a year's artist residency at Intaglio Printmaker in London. She is currently based in Leeds, where she works as a freelance artist, making prints and artist books using innovative printmaking techniques. Kathryn leads regular courses and workshops at WYPW, and has been technician at WYPW for the past 4 years.
Clare Caulfield is a Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker who graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Surface Pattern Design from Staffordshire University in 2000. Combining the processes of drawing, painting and various printmaking techniques Clare captures the excitement, life and vibrancy of many of the world’s most enticing cities including Paris, New York, Venice, London and Prague. The magic of each location being recreated in Clare’s very distinctive and appealing illustrative style of working.
Drawing has always been a very important part of Clare’s work. She is fascinated by architecture be it the Midtown skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Grand Canal in Venice or simply capturing Parisian life outside a brightly canopied pavement cafe.
Clare’s love of drawing and use of line lend themselves perfectly to her work as a printmaker. She produces her handmade original prints at West Yorkshire Print Workshop where she also teaches weekend screen print courses.
Screen printing allows Clare to transfer the lively original drawings often taken directly from her sketchbook produced whilst on her travels, onto both paper and canvas enabling her prints to maintain this great sense of spontaneity. Within many of her screen prints Clare combines elements of hand painted acrylic and watercolour resulting in each print being a truly individual piece in itself. Clare also produces drypoint prints, a method of intaglio printmaking as she enjoys the rich velvety line quality it achieves.
Clare exhibits both her paintings and original prints with galleries throughout the country in regular solo and group shows.
Graham Pilling is a graphic designer, illustrator, and print maker living and working in Leeds, UK. Along with commercial design work for businesses and individuals, Graham specialises in screenprinted concert posters for bands. He regularly exhibits his work in Hamburg, Germany and Austin, Texas as part of the 'Flatstock' series of poster exhibitions and his posters have been documented in such books as 'Rock, Paper, Show', 'Gigposters Volume 2', and 'The Wall: Inside the Poster Studio'.
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