Edinburgh Printmakers was the first open access printmaking studio in Britain. Established in 1967 it is now a thriving organisation, attracting funding from Creative Scotland and Edinburgh City Council. Assistant Director Alastair Clark shows us around.

We are here to enable anyone to access our printmaking facilities and explore printmaking and it’s realm of creative possibilities. The studio is a busy place with many artists and makers using the studio on a regular basis. We run an extensive education programme which is focused on allowing people to get skills in printmaking so they can access the studio. Classes range from one day taster classes, weekend courses, evening classes, summer schools and masterclasses.

Located near to the city centre, Edinburgh Printmakers’ studio is housed in a large warehouse space with good natural daylight. Adjoining the studio is our gallery and shop retail space.

Our staff team currently comprises 8 staff members, 4 of whom are based in the print studio, assisting and maintaining the open access studio, delivering education courses and working on print projects with invited artists and publishing partners.

We welcome applications for projects and new memberships and we regularly have opportunities for volunteers in both the studio and the gallery.

The printing tables.

The gallery space located upstairs from the studio.


‘Where I Make’ invites readers behind the scenes of artists from many disciplines to share photographs and a little insight about where they create their masterpieces. See more from the series here.