Art Printmaking Studio needs your help

by Michelle Avison in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £11,620

raised so far

93

supporters

Raise £10,000 to buy two new etching presses, to give new opportunities for people to join us and get creative through print.

by Michelle Avison in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th May 2024 we'd raised £11,578 with 92 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Support us to employ a Young Technician one day a week. 


Our plan 

We’re crowdfunding to raise the money to invest in two new etching presses to help us maintain our viability as a community of artists. 

We are asking everyone who has ever been to the studio, bought a print, taken a class, enjoyed a PV, to support our work going forwards - and to share our appeal with anyone you think might help! 

This is our urgent appeal to you, to be part of this crowdfund and to secure our future at this critical time. All you have to do is click support us - and choose a sum to donate or choose a reward from the right hand side in exchange for your donation. There are photos of the rewards below this text.

With new presses, we will be able to work larger and facilitate different ways of printing. We will have more flexibility, to work in more experimental and sustainable techniques.

We will improve our facilities to make better, more sustainable space, re-configure the space, add new benches and generally have a refresh. 

At every stage in our 14-year history, we have risen to the challenge of surviving as a small arts organisation. Costs have increased, with some massive increases recently. We must continue to offer good value for our users- at the same time artists are also struggling and the changes outlined will improve our users’ experience. As a not-for-profit CIC, profits go back into our work supporting artists. There is no spare money. 

We launch our new website the same week that we go live with our Crowdfunder- it is an exciting time of improvement and change- and we want to make the most of it with your help.

Why the crowdfunder matters

We believe that making art is essential to wellbeing, and that printmaking is brilliant at providing a framework to explore and experiment as an artist. It offers a way into creativity- we want to support artists, and in particular younger artists, to develop a sustainable art practice and develop their careers. 

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HAUSPRINT – our community

With a few cups of tea along the way and some life hacks and cake, we feel proud of our printmaking community, and how it supports artists at every stage of their careers.

Fabulous Rewards - Great Prints

We are offering fabulous hand-made prints as rewards. All the prints have been donated - these are our currency as artists, and we want you to have a print in exchange for your support. 

The rewards include prints by graduate prizewinner Eleanor May Watson and Rose Electra Harris, Ziqi Xu, Boris Kwok and Mia Thompson - definitely young artists to watch!  

In addition, there is the chance to work with studio director Michelle Avison, master printer Rob White and our own printmaker architect Chris Christodoulou (who has drawn up the plans for the press move you can see in our intro video).

For a very small donation :) you could be the proud owner of a set of postcard images by up-and-coming HAUSPRINT Etching Year artists or our new green HAUSPRINT apron- matching with the new colours on our new website.

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Donations

Of course, if you can find your way to make donations independent of these reward categories then we will be very glad of any amount that you can give. 

There is also an option to set up a regular donation to support our Graduate Prize.

Why?

"When I established the studio in 2010, I wanted to make a shared space where printmaking friends, artists, and new printmakers could come together, make work, and learn from each other. I am indebted to several important London-based printmakers who shared their knowledge with me, who took me under their wing and helped build my confidence when I was a young artist. HAUSPRINT is the place where that mentoring work continues."

We hope you will support that work to continue by donating to our Crowdfunder.

Michelle Avison- Founder and Director

 

Our target

Stretch target £14,000

Will provide the start we need to try and matchfund our Young Technician post and provide financial support to our Recent Graduate Prizewinners. It will support new outreach work in our local community and work to explore sustainable printmaking practice. 

If we raise £10,000

We will be able to bring in both presses and make the studio-saving changes we urgently need. We will be able to make improvements to the studio environment and reduce our carbon footprint with changes to the fabric of the building and better insulation.

We have raised £7000- thank you!

This is the barest minimum we need- we can buy the two etching presses but none of the other changes.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£100 or more

Away from the Centre I- X, Monoprint, Rob White

Receive one print chosen at random from the Away from the Centre I- X series. The series of monotypes is made by artist Rob White specially for our Crowdfunder. Paper and image size: 12 x 15cm

£15 or more

A set of 6 postcards

A set of 6 postcards printed with images of etchings - one from each student on our current HAUSPRINT Etching Year.

£30 or more

HAUSPRINT Apron

A lovely olive green apron, on brand with a new colour from our website and with the HAUSPRINT logo.

£35 or more

You, Wood Engraving, Boris Kwok

A wood engraving by Boris Kwok, who graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2022. Wood engraving is an unusual medium for a young artist, and this is a great example of an image in that medium that references Boris's interest in magazines and children's books. Paper size: 10.5 x 13cm/ Image Size: 6.5 x 9cm

£40 or more

Sketch, Etching, Mia Thompson

A beautifully drawn soft ground etching by our volunteer technician Mia who graduated last summer from Manchester Uni with a first in Animation and Illustration. Mia's work is autobiographical and wryly funny- it plays out the day to day anxieties and thoughts of a recent arts graduate trying to find her way in the world. Support Mia to become a properly paid technician at HAUSPRINT with this reward and our regular donation option. Image: 15x 20

£40 or more

Still Life II

A collagraph print made from simple cardboard by Elisabeth Berman. Print size approx A6/ Paper size approx 21 x 18cm

£45 or more

Stony Beach

A fun drypoint print of a man picking his way over a stony beach, with additional monoprinted colour.

£75 or more

Dining Room, Collagraph, Elisabeth Berman

A collagraph print. The image is of a dining room in the house of Elisabeth's in-laws. Printed intaglio in brown with a yellow relief roll. This print is an example of a plate made from cut and scored cardboard, a great, low tech technique. Paper size: 48 x 38cm/ Image size: 40 x 32cm

£90 or more

Haystacks, Etching, Mike Taylor

Atmospheric etching of Haystacks in the Lake District. Donated to our crowdfunder campaign by studio member Mike Taylor who has recently completed our HAUSPRINT Etching Year.

£100 or more

Nobody, Etching, Ziqi Xu

A beautiful aquatint etching made by artist Ziqi Xu for her upcoming exhibition at HAUSPRINT, Siss/ Phuss. A very special opportunity to acquire one of Ziqi's prints before they go live on our website and in her show. Paper size: 30 x 21.5cm/ Image Size: 17.5 x 8.5cm

£100 or more

Blanc Cavraunt II, Monoprint, Sarah Praill

Unique monotype by studio member Sarah Praill. Monoprint on grey Somerset 38 x 28 cm Coloured pencils and water based inks

£120 or more

Ballingskellig Bay 9 & 10 Etching, Michelle Avison

Receive one print from an edition of ten etchings. Made by Michelle Avison on a recent residency in Ireland, Ballingskellig Bay 9 & 10 was drawn in situ on the beach at Ballingskelligs and etched on the return to the studio. The print comprises two plates side by side. Paper size: 31 x 44cm/ Image Size: 15 x 30cm

£150 or more

Plinth 4, Relief, Claire Willberg

A relief print on beautiful Japanese paper. Claire's print takes inspiration from found plastic pieces. She uses these shapes as the basis for her collections of shapes. Each print is completely unique. Paper size: 33 x 48cm/ Image size: 33 x 48cm

£180 or more

One of 2 Etchings, Rose Electra Harris

Receive one of two unique etchings with chine collee donated by Rose Electra Harris who was a member at the studio before going on to concentrate on her painting practice. Rose is doing fantastic work, and exhibits widely in London and internationally, and this reward is a fantastic opportunity to purchase one of her unique prints. There will be none others like it! Paper size: 31 x 25cm/ Image size: 25 x

£200 or more

Through the Window

A beautiful etching on cream paper of the view through a window by studio member James Anderson. Image size: 30 x 24cms/ Paper size: 56 x 38cms

£220 or more

Southbank 2023, Drypoint, Chris Christodoulou

A drypoint print by Chris Christodoulou. Paper size: 56 x 38cm/ Image size: 26 x 38cm

£350 or more

Ghana Series 2023, Tanaka Mazivanhanga

Print made by one of our prizewinners, Tanaka Mazivanhanga, bringing together photographic and painterly images in a collage approach to printmaking. Size 30 x 30cm

£450 or more

Group or family drypoint workshop

Book a drypoint workshop for up to 4 people with artist Chris Christodoulou.

£100 or more

Blanc Cavraunt I, Monoprint, Sarah Praill

Unique monotype by studio member Sarah Praill. Monoprint on grey Somerset 38 x 28 cm Coloured pencils and water based inks

£200 or more

One of 4 Monotypes, Eleanor Watson

Receive one print chosen at random from Ellie's series of 4 monotypes made specially for our Crowdfunder. Ellie was our Graduate Prizewinner in 2019. A painter and printmaker, Ellie has established herself firmly as a brilliant contemporary artist, making work about interior spaces and the ghosts that might have passed through them. Image size: 22x16cm

£250 or more

Seaside, Various techniques, James Anderson

A unique one off print made in complex layers including an aquatinted plate, carborundum, collagraph & chine collee. Each print made from the plates is different, they explore the different appearance of the landscape at the seaside in different weather. Paper size: 60 x 60cm/ Image size: 50 x 50cm

£400 or more

Printmaking Masterclass with Rob White

Devise your perfect day with master printer Rob White on a day by agreement. Bring your plates for an expert tutorial in inking techniques and learn how to ink and print consistently, or learn a new technique such as jigsaw woodcut or aquatint techniques. There will be an opportunity to discuss and plan your perfect printing day with Rob beforehand.

£400 or more

Colour Workshop with Michelle Avison

Devise your colourful day with artist Michelle Avison, director of HAUSPRINT. Bring existing plates to play with colour together or try multi-colour monotype or explore different ways to add colour to images including chine collee and relief rolls. There will be an opportunity to discuss and plan your perfect printing day with Michelle beforehand.

£450 or more

Skellig Way (Road), Monotype, watercolour

Made after Michelle's recent residency in County Kerry, Ireland. The image is a monotype with painted and drawn elements added. Offered exclusively as a reward for our Crowdfunder.

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