Press Gang celebrated 10 years of printmaking in September 2008.
This lively group of artists, based at Salcombe Art Club, South Devon, originally led by Mike Glanville, set out with one converted mangle before adding an etching press to extend the range of possible work.
Now, with three presses in the studio, both relief and intaglio printmaking is in full swing during the weekly workshop sessions throughout the winter months.
When the old sail-
Printmakers benefit from each other's company, sharing ideas and information as well as materials and equipment 'everything, including the kitchen sink 'and of course Exhibitions.
Collographs, monoprints, lino cuts, wood cuts, etchings, monotypes, drypoints are all displayed -
Printmaking is a complex craft, with unpredictable results, which is all part of the appeal for artists with a taste for risk and invention.