What’s my site about?

I’m a printmaker with a studio near Penzance currently studying for a Masters in Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art. I belong to Open Studios Cornwall, Porthmeor Print Studio, I’m an affiliate member of Spike Print Studios, Bristol and I’m also supported by Cultivator Cornwall.

My work is about experimenting with colour, pattern and texture using different printmaking matrices to come up with original solutions largely based on the natural world and I enjoy combining the digital with the hand-pulled, for example by using a digital collage as the basis for a photo-polymer etching, or by using laser-etched rubber matrices which I’ve had made at Cut by Beam

I recently had 20+ prints on show at the Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery, Shropshire and I’ll be showing a print at John Howard’s show at the Poly, Falmouth in late October. 


Next February I’ll be showing with the MA students from Plymouth College of Art at our belated Graduation show at the Leadworks, Plymouth. If you’re interested in coming to the studio to see my work (at any time throughout the year not just during OSC) it’s at Tremethick Cross, approximately 2 miles from Penzance – then please just email me first to arrange a date and time; I’m happy to have visitors: 07415104718 or viv(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)viviennespencer.com

Map from Penzance A30