The Penfold Press was opened in 2005 by Daniel Bugg as a print studio where artists are able collaborate with a printmaker in order to explore the creative possibilities of a number printmaking techniques. Working with an exciting group of artists who share an interest in popular art the Penfold Press has gone on to publish editions of prints by Mark Hearld, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Jonny Hannah, Michael Kirkman and Angela Harding.
"My role within the studio is to work along side the artist offering advice and guidance whilst taking care of the printing of the edition. Seeing an image develop through the various layers, colour combinations and working proofs can be an incredibly pleasing experience and seeing a finished proof for the first time is still an exciting moment.
I've always enjoyed collaborating with artists since my time as a student at the Royal College of Art. The college has a wonderful archive of prints going back decades and you can't help but be inspired by the artists who had made work there. It gave me a fantastic insight into not only skills needed to make an edition of prints but also the value of a successful collaboration between artist and printer."