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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.

Ironbridge Fine Arts Summer Exhibition

Ironbridge Fine Arts Exhibition Summer 2024

Join us for a captivating Summer Exhibition, featuring an array of artistic mediums including Printmaking, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Jewellery, and Fused Glassware. Discover remarkable works by featured artists like Dave Gunning, Jenny Gunning, Katya Timoshenko, Amanda Hillier, and Liz Gunning Ceramics. Immerse yourself in this extraordinary collection and celebrate artistic excellence at our gallery.

Visit us Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

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5 Tips for Printmakers Entering Our 2024 Printmaking Competition

Embrace Originality and Innovation Why It Matters: At Ironbridge Fine Arts, we cherish originality as it embodies the innovative spirit that has driven our evolution from traditional craftsmanship to contemporary artistry. Explore the Unconventional: Venture beyond traditional printmaking methods and themes. Judges appreciate fresh concepts and experimental techniques that set your work apart. Infuse Your Voice: Allow your personal style and vision to shine through your prints. Authenticity and uniqueness resonate strongly with both judges and viewers. Rethink the Familiar: Challenge conventional perspectives by presenting familiar themes in innovative and unexpected ways, avoiding clichés. By pushing creative boundaries and letting your unique artistic voice be heard, you can create compelling and memorable works that stand out in our Printmaking Competition.

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Wayne Longhurst, Winner of the 2023 Gunning Etching Press Printmaking Competition

At Ironbridge Fine Arts, we are thrilled to spotlight the incredible journey of Wayne Longhurst, our 2023 Printmaking Competition winner. Wayne's story is a testament to the dedication and passion that defines the printmaking community. From his initial discovery of linocut prints in Crickhowell, South Wales, to mastering the craft and ultimately winning our prestigious competition, Wayne's experience is both inspiring and motivating. Wayne’s adventure into printmaking began in 2011 during a camping holiday in Crickhowell. He and his wife stumbled upon an artist open house event where they were captivated by the linocut prints of artist Lee Wright. Enthused by the art form, Wayne purchased an Essdee 'Intro to Linocut' kit, marking the beginning of his printmaking journey.

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Printing Solar Plates: Tips and Tricks from Jenny Gunning

Solar Plates – Relief and Intaglio – Hints and Tips Hello everyone! I’m Jenny Gunning, a specialist printmaker, and I often get asked about the best way to print solar plate photogravures. To help out, I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks to ensure you get the best results from your prints....

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Ironbridge Fine Arts Summer 2024 - Fine Art Exhibition

Summer Fine Art Exhibition Dates: 8th June – 31st August 2024 Join us for an enchanting Summer Exhibition, where we present a vibrant and diverse collection of artworks. This year, we are thrilled to feature an array of artistic mediums, including Printmaking, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Jewellery, and Fused Glassware. Here’s a closer look at...

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Printing with Stef: Mezzotints and Mistakes [2024]

It has been so nice to get back into scraping and burnishing a copper mezzotint, and as Spring has settled in, I have been absorbed in studying flora and fauna.  I really wanted to completely absorb myself in sketching tulips and bluebells, however I kept getting distracted by my last plate of a wren.  There...

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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...