Richard Lawrence

I have been printing letterpress for more than thirty years. Former workplaces include my home in Oxford and Bath Artists’ Studios (formerly Widcombe Studios); I am now based in Hurst Street, Oxford.

I specialise in handset type and in printing from blocks and lino on a wide range of papers and boards. My equipment can also deboss, crease, die-cut and crash-number (printing serial numbers onto blank or pre-printed stock). My workshop is equipped with a Heidelberg automatic platen (also known as a ‘windmill’) and 15 × 20.5 inch (380 × 520 mm) cylinder presses. There are also a Vandercook SP20 (20 inch wide by 30 inch long) proofing press, a royal (20 × 25 inch) Albion hand press and other small hand-operated presses.

I can produce single or multi-colour work. The workshop’s output ranges from posters through books and packaging down to record labels and business cards. I have worked with the artist Stanley Donwood on a range of projects including the large linocut London views.

I also carry out letterpress and linocutting courses for St Bride Foundation in London. I occasionally teach students in the workshop in Hurst Street. I can also be found at art and printing fairs in Oxfordshire and the region.

Some of my recent work can be seen on Flickr

Portrait by Ben Hughes

To Boldly Go. Portrait by Ben Hughes