Study day/Workshop Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure Printing

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Arts
Two days
Course Director
Laura Clarke Oaten

Delivered by the Centre for Print Research

Page last updated 8 January 2024


In this two day course, Laura will provide an introduction to Photopolymer Gravure plate making and printing. The course will allow you to expose, develop and print your own plate using imagery you have bought with you, be it a drawing or a photograph. Once the plate has been made, you will learn how to print your plate, and leave with a beautiful original print of your own making. Participants of the course will leave with their own hand printed artwork.

You will also have a good understanding of the process of photopolymer gravure which would give you the confidence to return for future workshops, or to enter any print room and know what to do.

View the Introduction to Photopolymer Gravure Printing flyer (PDF).

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those with very little experience but want to learn about Photopolymer Gravure and gain some experience printing Intaglio.



Day 1

  • Introduction to the Print Room including PPE and a health and safety induction.
  • Talk about Intaglio and Photopolymer Gravure and its origins.
  • Possie printing and plate making.

Day 2

  • Printing plates and troubleshooting.
  • Group discussion about the artworks made.


Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

  • Full price registration: £249
  • *Concessionary price registration: £199

*Available to UWE Bristol staff and alumni (including previous CFPR CPD attendees), anyone reliant on state benefits for their income, anyone currently in full-time education (worldwide) or part-time higher education (UK), and those who are retired.

The course price includes all materials and PPE.

Please sign up early to secure your place.


Thursday 11 April 2024 (10:00-16:00).

Please note the University terms and conditions of purchase for CPD.

How to apply

How to apply

To book your place, please apply online.

Please sign up early to secure your place.

Extra information

About the tutor

Laura Clarke Oaten graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with an MA in Fine Art Printmaking, where she received the Alf Dunn prize and the Augustus Martin Award for excellence. She was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools in 2012 and has worked as a Tutor in Fine Art Printmaking at City & Guilds of London Art School for the last 10 years. She currently works for the Centre for Print Research (CFPR) master printing for artists as part of the Artist in Residence scheme.

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