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Our Fine Art Gallery & Printmaking Studio

Our beautiful fine art gallery, printmaking studio and Framing workshop is located in the heart of Ironbridge. The attractive industrial brick and wood timber frame building, with a 40ft high ceiling, is the perfect setting.

We are proud to be a lively hub for artists, printmakers and art lovers alike here at Ironbridge Fine Arts, Framing and Printmaking, offering a huge array of services, products, and workshops.

With over 44 years of experience, at Ironbridge Fine Arts,  we continue to work with a wide range of people. Many artists, printmakers, schools, individuals, art groups and art societies come to our print studio to learn about the art of printmaking as well as offering Guild Certified Framing and Art Sure approved Giclee Printing. 

Our work has been carried out across Shropshire, the UK and right across the world.

Our fine art gallery runs on our passion for printmaking. Similarly, we put our passion into raising the awareness, profile, and accessibility of printmaking and fine art into everything we do. Our passion grows daily; as we see the joy that it brings people. We love what we do and enjoy seeing the positive effect and support that we can give to our customers.

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As specialist printmakers ourselves, we know the dedication, passion, and drive that goes into producing artwork and being successful. As a business, we offer a range of services for every requirement that you may have. This ranges from teaching the art of printmaking in our printmaking studio and selling an unparalleled range of Etching presses, we make standard sizes and bespoke. As well as a huge range of incredible printmaking materials and equipment for your even need. We also have our giclee printing and scanning services, as well as artwork framing to guild-commended standards. Moreover, we also sell incredible artwork within our beautiful fine art gallery!

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GunningArts Etching Printing Presses for Sale

Our range of etching printing presses give outstanding results, offering reliability and flexibility. They are trusted by academic organisations and by thousands of artists around the world of all skill levels. All print both Intaglio and Relief, from thin etchings and dry points put to thick woodblocks and anything in between. Runners and blanket are provided with each press so your ready to print.

Current Exhibition

Ironbridge Fine Arts Exhibition Open Evening 2024

Ironbridge Fine Arts Spring Exhibition

Step into creativity and inspiration at our Spring Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts. Explore a diverse showcase featuring captivating printmaking, intricate drawings, vibrant paintings, stunning photography, exquisite pottery, dazzling jewelry, and beautiful fused glassware.

Our featured artists bring their unique talents to the forefront, each offering a distinct perspective and style. Meet our Featured Artists:

Jenny Gunning
Lucia Fraser
Karen Ulph
Faith Chevannes
Mark Lord
Linda Samuel

We look forward to welcoming you!

Our Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Guide for Setting your Pressure for Intaglio, on your Etching Press

Guide for Setting your Pressure for Intaglio, on your Etching Press Guide for Setting your Pressure for Intaglio plates, on your Etching Press is simple once you know how. During this guide blog, I will show you how to set the pressure on your press for all of the below plates. Any Intaglio or Relief...

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Printing with Stef: Savouring The Seasons

Savouring The Seasons – mezzotints and wrens    – Stefanie Smith I think that to actually catch a glimpse of a tiny wren, is magical.  One of the smallest of our UK birds, it certainly makes sure that it is one of the loudest, as its trill fills the air with an impatience to be heard. ...

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Karen Ulph Exhibition 1st March -31st May 2024

Karen Ulph is well known for her dreamlike abstracts. There is a wonderful experience to be had as a viewer in that every time you look you find something new. Her work is heavily influenced by both the places in which she has lived, and those through which she’s traveled. Moving to Shropshire in 2014...

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Navigating Copyright Law and Reproduction Rights: A Practical Guide for Artists

At Ironbridge Fine Arts, our team of Guild Certified Framers and Art Sure Scanners offers a comprehensive range of services, including framing, scanning, and Giclée printing. Immersed in these realms, we understand the importance of Navigating Copyright Law and reproduction rights within the art world. Frequently, we receive inquiries from artists and art collectors seeking clarity...

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Printing with Stef: My Inspiration

The woods are without doubt my favourite place to be. Each path that I walk changes constantly as the seasons turn, and on each walk, I savour the details as I mull over how I can translate these moments into a sketch and then a print. This week the birds have been competing with each...

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Geared Etching Press

In the heart of every printmaker’s studio should lie tools that enable the printmaker to make prints easily and reliably. The Geared Etching Press make that possible – the Gunning Etching Presses are masterpieces, designed not just to meet the expectations of printmakers but to surpass them. We make Geared Etching Presses as well as...

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Gunning Etching Presses

Since 1980, we’ve been pioneers in the art of engineering Gunning Etching Presses, meticulously designing and hand-building each one ourselves. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond manufacturing – we are dedicated printmakers who utilize our presses in our work. This very unique perspective ensures that every Gunning Etching Press our family business builds is of...

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Printing with Stef: Getting to know my press.

I’m not a stranger to printmaking and presses- I specialised in the subject when training to be an art teacher in 2000. As a process it was exciting and I longed to take the whole package into my classroom and spread the printmaking magic. My first classroom even had an etching press bolted to the...