Porthmeor Print Workshop

Porthmeor Print Workshop

Locations - House of Prints

The Porthmeor Print Workshop is is an open-access, non-profitmaking printmaking studio, located above the Penwith Gallery, St Ives, in what was Peter Lanyon’s School of Painting. First opened in 1995, the workshop is run by volunteer printmakers.


There are three presses available for printing intaglio, monoprint, woodblock and linocut. For etching, there are safe facilities for biting metal plates and for laying aquatints.

Some materials can be purchased from the workshop, including a variety of papers, etching plates, etching grounds, drypoint plates, blotting paper and scrim.

Inks can be provided for first-time printmakers, however members and returning non-members need to bring their own.


The workshop is available to use during opening hours, when it is supervised by an experienced volunteer printmaker.

Newcomers with some printmaking experience can begin working after a brief introduction to the facilities.

For first-time or rusty printmakers, courses and introductory sessions are available in different kinds of printmaking.

Opening Times

Normal opening times are Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5pm and other days by arrangement. Booking is recommended as days and times are subject to change.

24 hours notice is required if unable to make a booked session.

Back Road West, Saint Ives, UK TR26 1NL
Opening Hours:
Mon. 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed
  • Public Membership
  • Taster Sessions (Half Day - Full Day)
  • Short Courses (Half Day - Full Day)
  • Weekend Courses
  • Weekly Courses (Over up to 12 Weeks)
  • Adult (18+)
  • Young People (12 - 18)
  • Older People (65+)

There’s no place better to understand and appreciate printmaking then print workshops and studios. Many artists work in communal printmaking workshops, and in our upcoming locations section, you will find some of the most credible print workshops in the UK.

Many of our featured locations run workshops and courses for the public, and some have an exhibition programme.

We encourage you to visit them, and to experience and enjoy printmaking – watch this space to find out more!