About CATO

Like all brilliant ideas the studio was founded in the dark back room of a well-respected drinking establishment.

In 2016 our giant etching press was designed from scratch and built by artist and fabricator Konstantinos Noulis. A massive weight of steel, a feat of engineering, and an old factory wheel heaved up three flights of stairs became the beating heart of the studio, and we christened her Bouboulina after Greek female warrior Laskarina Bouboulina. She inspired us to start making massive prints and we’ve never looked back.

We are a mixture of makers, designers, painters, parents, illustrators, teachers, and blaggers, drawn together by the wonderful art of Printmaking. The studio is used and supported by members, by students on our regular courses and workshops, and volunteers on our popular Community Print Nights. If you are interested in being part of the space, drop us an email and come and say hello!

We have facilities for Relief, Etching, photopolymer, Aquatint and run regular courses. We are also open to ideas for events, residencies, exhibitions and collaborative projects.

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Crane by Meg Buick.

Crane by Meg Buick.