Workshop nameCuckoo Farm
General outline

CFS Print Workshop Limited is a Registered Cooperative Society running at Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester. It provides workshop space and printing facilities for creative print makers and beginners alike and runs courses in printing techniques for interested members of the public. The workshop is run as a small cooperative and is equipped with a Rochat etching press, bed size 60 x 120 cms, a Columbian Press for relief printing such as lino or woodblock, a proofing press and one large pinch press. There is a separate room with a fume cabinet and an air-extractor for etching plates with acid. Basic materials are available on site and are paid for at cost. Many artists obtain their own specialist papers. Some tools are also available.

New members at the print workshop are expected to complete an induction process of up to two days, depending on experience, led by an existing member. Various courses such as etching, collagraphy, relief and mono-printing can be arranged on an ad hoc basis and specialist tuition is available.

The cooperative has members at various stages of technical and artistic development and their expertise is visible through their work which ranges from traditional etching to vibrantly coloured jigsaw prints. They work predominantly in intaglio and relief printing methods, i.e. etching, linocut, jigsaw, chine-collé and woodblock engraving. See CFS Print Workshop Members and CFS Print Workshop Associate Members for the current list of members.

Photographs of work and of printers in action can be found on the Facebook page Cuckoo Farm Print Workshop.

Membership of the CFS Print Workshop is available as a Full or Associate member.
CFSPW Limited Fees and Course Costs 2018

Full membership at £250 per year allowing unlimited access to the Workshop
Associate membership at £100 per year plus £5 per half day session use of the Workshop
Course fees are £40 per day plus material costs which are normally charged at
£10.

For more information contact

Al Brown fabiansfarm@btconnect.com Tel 07724 050837
David Stone david_stone@btinternet.com Tel 07842 287031

Cuckoo Farm Studios Print Workshop Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 No. 4336. Registered address: Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, CO4 5HH

Year started1992
Contacts

Al Brown fabiansfarm@btconnect.com Tel 07724 050837
David Stone david_stone@btinternet.com Tel 07842 287031

Websitecuckoofarmstudios.org.uk
AddressCuckoo Farm Studios
Boxted Road
Colchester CO4 5HH
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Phone 107724 050837
Phone 207842 287031
Main print processes
  • Collagraph
  • Etching
  • Monoprint
  • Relief
(other print processes)

Facilities:
Rochat etching press, bed size 60 x 120 cms
Columbian Press for relief printing such as lino or woodblock
Proofing press
Large pinch press.
There is a separate room with a fume cabinet and an air-extractor for etching plates with acid.
Basic materials are available on site and are paid for at cost. Some tools are also available.

Membership

Full membership at £250 per year allowing unlimited access to the Workshop
Associate membership at £100 per year plus £5 per half day session use of the Workshop

Courses

New members at the print workshop are expected to complete an induction process of up to two days, depending on experience, led by an existing member. Various courses such as etching, collagraphy, relief and mono-printing can be arranged on an ad hoc basis and specialist tuition is available.

Course fees are £40 per day plus material costs which are normally charged at £10.

Business model
  • Company Ltd by Guarantee
  • Co-operative