ffowndri is a not-for-profit open access art studio in North Wales. We offer a range of opportunities to learn and use the studio which is focused on the revival of heritage arts and crafts including letterpress, linocut printing, bookbinding, book arts, paper marbling and calligraphy. In the future we hope to expand this further to other allied and related crafts such as chalk board and sign writing.
Half of our studio is dedicated to the restoration and use of old printing presses. We are passionate about preserving as much of the old equipment as we can and educating others in their use. If you have any old equipment that you would like to donate to ffowndri to support with our education and enable people to create, we would love to hear from you.
We welcome visitors to the studio but please let us know before coming
OUR CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS & Events
On occasions we may have to open our studio later than is normal. To check what time we’re open click on the studio day you’re planning to work at or visit the studio. If you’ve not booked to visit or use the studio we advise that you check the calendar the day before to see whether we’re still going to be open. Thanks.
Becoming a ffowndri friend not only entitles you to 10% off everything for 12 months; but also supports with the revival, restoration and preservation of the arts and crafts we offer at the studio. The more friends of ffowndri we have the more we can achieve.
All new ffowndri friends will receive a special thank you print bundle.
We are delighted to announce that our next featured artist who will be undertaking a workshop at ffowndri is:
We have a wide range of workshops available for all levels of experience, including letterpress, linocut printing, bookbinding, paper marbling, calligraphy and book arts.
ACCESS & MEmbership
We love people using the studio and socialising with others when they are there. If you would like to join them and us at the studio and have experience in any of our crafts we have a variety of access options available including day passes, 5 day passes, monthly passes and annual membership.
Introduction workshops provide a great start for people wanting to create with letterpress but to master the craft support will be needed. We hold 3 hour bookable sessions for one on one and one on two tutoring. At these sessions we will provided further teaching and support you with creating your work and projects.
Newcomers to letterpress are welcome to undertake assisted sessions without attending any other workshop but more sessions will be required to build up the skills.
We currently only offer assisted sessions for letterpress but hope to expand this to the other crafts we teach at the studio, in the future.