Lutra produces high-end print editions using a range of hand-printed processes, including: etching, screen printing, relief printing
The studio offers artists with any amount of experience the resources and support to experiment and develop editions of prints, basic publications or drawings to exist alongside work or projects.
Lutra prioritises early career artists, providing an affordable, accessible service for those who normally work outside of drawing and printmaking interested in exploring these processes collaboratively, with an experienced printmaker.
We are also open to artists who are experienced printmakers, but who would like to use the workshop facilities, just get in touch.
Why Drawing & Print?
Lutra believes print and drawing editions can develop from, or respond to video, text, sound, sculpture, performance or drawing, really anything! Print can play with still or moving image, line, layering, movement, colour or text.
Experiments and editions can respond to existing work or be used in the development of new work.
Editions provide artists with something valuable, unique and tangible which can be exhibited, archived and/or sold. Lutra was launched in response to the artists pledge movement and the growing need for artists, projects and organisations to generate income independently as public funding reduces.
We also value the health benefits experienced by artists working directly with tools and materials, immersed and focussed in a studio environment, with support and encouragement from an experienced and dedicated technician. Artist Technician Ellen Burroughs is knowledgable on a range of materials and technology. The studio runs experimental research into materials with a particular focus on colour. The studio stocks uniquely specialised inks and has an extensive library of paper and card possibilities.
As well as benefiting individual artists, print can be a good way of working collaboratively with groups in more publicly engaged projects.
Ellen Burroughs has worked as an artist and art technician for over 10 years.
Proficient, qualified and experienced in printmaking, bookbinding and art fabrication, she has worked in a number galleries, museums and Higher Education institutions, as well as running freelance workshops and writing and delivering short courses. Ellen is currently an MA student of Print at the Royal College of Art.
With a unique understanding of how print can be developed alongside existing projects, both practically and contextually, Ellen applies critical understanding and technical knowledge to support the planning, developing and production of editions or unique works.
Ellen is knowledgable on a range of materials and technology. The studio runs it’s own experimental research into materials with a particular focus on colour. The studio stocks uniquely specialised inks and has an extensive library of paper stock samples from around Europe.
Lutra was set up to support early career artists, with any level of experience, interested in developing traditional prints or drawings.
Print editions can provide artists of all disciplines with extra income and/or a supportive, archivable addition to other work
Lutra is run by artist and technician Ellen Burroughs.
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