Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Current Exhibition





New Exhibition - PRINT exploring artists' prints 

12 January - 24 February 2019


Join us as we launch the first exhibition of the new year and the first exhibition in a series taking place across the year exploring the exciting and inspiring world of artists’ prints.


Makers and staff would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition at Walford Mill Crafts on
Saturday, 12 January 2pm - 6pm


For many of us the word ‘print’ conjures images of large, noisy machines turning out daily newspapers. Or maybe these days we are more likely to think of the ubiquitous inkjet or laser printers which, connected to our personal computers, turn out endless sheets of A4 paper consuming seemingly vast quantities of ink cartridges. Such images bear no relation to the prints made by artists who set out to master the techniques and explore the processes involved in the production of artists’ prints. These prints are not reproductions such as those we might see in an exhibition catalogue or on a poster. Rather, they are works of art, sometimes unique and sometimes produced in limited editions.

PRINT, the new exhibition which opens at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne on Saturday, 12 January, includes artists’ prints of many different types from relief prints, such as lino cuts and woodcuts, to various types of etchings, screen prints and more. Some of the prints on show are from limited editions, while others are unique prints or monoprints.

A number of the artists whose work is featured in this exhibition, such as Lucas Weschke, are best known for their printmaking. Others, such as Pennie Elfick, Ursula Leach, Brian Rice and Jacy Wall, see printmaking as an important aspect of their artistic practice, but may be better known for their work in other media. All the artists whose work is included here are masters of the techniques and enjoy the processes involved in printmaking. All would acknowledge the excitement of making prints and share our desire to spread knowledge and understanding of the world of artists’ prints more widely.

PRINT opens with a launch event on Saturday, 12 January when artists and experts will be on hand to tell you more about the work on show. There will also be opportunities to sign up for some of the exciting workshops and events planned for 2019.