Letterpress Printing Workshops in the U.K.
The Alembic Press is occasionally able to make its facilities available for
printing workshops, and is offering a five-day letterpress workshop in 2000.
Our first workshop is already fully subscribed but we still have a couple of
places left on the second one for the dates below.
The Press has a spacious printshop situated in a thirteenth century stone
barn, with an Albion iron hand press, Arab and Peerless treadle platens,
Vandercook and Farley cylinder proof presses, Sigwalt and Adana table-top
platens and a wide range of metal and wood typefaces. There will be a maximum
of six people for the workshop, so as to allow students to have individual
instruction, yet work at their own pace, and explore their own particular
interests, if they so wish. The workshop may also include a slide lecture, a
visit to nearby sites such as OUP museum, Kelmscott Manor, etc., and a short
introduction to type composition and casting using a Monotype, if
participants so wish.
The course will run each day from 10am to 4pm, and will be
Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July.
The fee is �120 (or US$200) per person, inclusive of tuition, basic
materials, tea/coffee and lunch. A workshop will only run if at least three
For further information, or to reserve a place, please contact:
Claire Bolton, The Alembic Press, Hyde Farm House, Marcham, Oxon OX13 6NX
telephone 44 (0)1865 391391 facsimile 44 (0)1865 391322 e-mail