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The Hazelnut Press

Phone: 07702 269972
Address: The Hazelnut Press, 1 Ridley Road, Rochester ME1 1UL
Brief info

The Hazelnut Press in Rochester is an artist led print studio run by accomplished printmaker Heather Haythornthwaite.

Hazelnut offers a mouthwatering range of relief and intaglio presses, letterpress, screen and hybrid printmaking facilities and offers sessions for groups of 2-3 people on Fridays and Saturdays.

Workshops on offer include taster days and short courses in; block printing, letterpress, Karazuri Blind Embossing, Linocut, Collograph, Monoprint, Drypoint Etching and Aquatint

Visit for more information on these courses and email the studio with your booking enquiries

Hazelnut Press have been a part of Medway Print Festival since it began in 2016 and this year will be posting work by their members for you to enjoy, as well as links to the techniques they use throughout June.

Heather Haythornthwaite is inspired by overlooked histories, places and artefacts.⁠

She trained at Bath Academy and specialised in Visual Communication. Her influences include her tutor and concrete poet, John Furnival, who encouraged her to use type, image and meaning freely in her work. She will draw and photograph as research for new work as well as listen to the news and what seems to be swirling through the media.⁠

Frequently the outcome is a print : linocuts and etchings are methods she uses to create monoprints, or multi-layered images. She will collect material occasionally collage or layer it up . More recently she has been making hybrid prints and monoprints. She occasionally screen prints or uses woodletter in her work. As well as working in Rochester she is involved in Artichoke Print, Brixton.⁠

Heather also runs occasional outreach courses in schools , studios and for art groups in Kent and SE London.⁠