Handmade original silkscreen prints by Emma Lawrenson

Holmfirth, England On Etsy since 2010

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Handmade original silkscreen prints by Emma Lawrenson

Holmfirth, England | 2,949 Sales

littleprintpress is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello everyone.
I'm taking a break until mid August. Please call back then! 😊
You can still view most of my work, should you wish to, at:
Thanks, and see you soon :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 23 Jul, 2020

Hello everyone.
I'm taking a break until mid August. Please call back then! 😊
You can still view most of my work, should you wish to, at:
Thanks, and see you soon :)

Emma Lawrenson

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Emma Lawrenson


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About littleprintpress

Sales 2,949
On Etsy since 2010

Original abstract screenprints made with passion and dedication, perfect for any interior.

I’m a full time printmaker, living and working in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside, which is where the inspiration for much of my work stems.
I have been making original prints for over fifteen years and gained an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art.
Over the years I have won several awards, exhibited throughout the UK and Europe including the Royal Academy, and worked on projects with clients all over the world.
I have never been busier, happier, or more inspired!

'Emma's unwavering commitment to the art of silkscreen printmaking has resulted in a fine-tuned ability to produce countless artistic successes.'

'Thank you for my lovely prints! They’re so great - that rare thing… they look even better in real life than on the screen! You are so, so super talented.' Esther Walker

'Emma's creations are tapping in to an area of calming beauty through the harmony of shape and colour, where the work she has created is immediate and simplicity is everything'

'We love Emma’s gorgeous sense of colour and shape, and her simple design aesthetic. Emma’s work adds a great pop of colour to any space.’

A p p r o a c h
My expertise and knowledge of printmaking spans over 20 years. Each piece of work is hand printed, sometimes in up to 20 colours using traditional techniques. This is a very labour intensive process requiring each colour to be printed individually, left to dry and then the next layer of colour printed. Some of the prints are finished with pencil or conte crayon. I make my editions very small, so you are buying something unique and special.
The idea of the hand-made is really important in my work. Everything is hand drawn, hand cut and hand printed. The look of the ink on the paper and slight overlaps of colours are all a part of the finished print, and these things are completely missing in reproduction prints.
My prints, especially the geometric series of works may look like they are perfectly designed so that they all just fit together when I print them, but that’s not how they’re made. They’re like paintings – I change elements as I’m going along and change colours from my initial ideas all the time, overprinting and even re-making stencils to change sections once I’ve started a piece. There’s a lot that can change in a piece as you’re making it.
It’s a nice way to work, capturing a moment, a feeling I have at the time and just going with it.

I use only the finest handmade paper from Italy, and once the last colour has been applied, I press the prints between acid free tissue paper and boards to flatten perfectly. I have always used this precise and methodical approach because quality is of the utmost importance to me.
I believe in ethical production, which is why I print using only water-based inks, and use recycled packaging.

My work has appeared in many magazines; 'Country Living','Vogue', 'House and Gardens', 'Art Review', '25 Beautiful Homes' to name a few . I even have work on film and television sets in America.

(To find out more about my inspirations, please visit my website where you will find several interviews and lots more information.)

I'd love you to follow me:
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All of my prints are original artworks in their own right and over time should increase in value. It is always worth remembering that 'Limited edition giclee' prints are reproductions (inkjet prints from a computer) and not originals.

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  • Emma Lawrenson

    Owner, Maker, Fine Artist / Printmaker M.a.r.c.a

    I live in the UK and work professionally as a full time artist. I gained an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 1999 and exhibit extensively. I have two lovely children, a lovely husband and a fab chocolate labrador!

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 July, 2020
Hello and thanks for looking around my shop.
I aim to describe my items as accurately as possible, however colours may look different in the flesh. All sizes are approximate and variations may occur due to the handmade nature of my work.

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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within:  6 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
To help you make your choices when buying work I try to photograph my work as accurately as possible. However, if you would like further photographs taking to help you decide on a selection of prints, or an extra close up shot, please just send me a message.

If a parcel arrives damaged and damage has occurred to the work inside please let me know upon receipt. I will advise accordingly.
Please note: I cannot be held responsible for work damaged once opened and under the customers care.

Royal Mail is a reliable service and hopefully orders won't go astray, (so far only about three in eleven years.)
Please be aware that parcels are coming from the UK so please be patient! For international customers, please contact me after four weeks if your parcel hasn't arrived, sometimes parcels can get held up at customs.

Many Thanks
To keep costs down for customers, deliveries are sent by standard mail / airmail , this is non trackable and carries no insurance but is far more cost effective and has always been very reliable. There is now an express option at checkout where I will arrange a tracked, insured option that is pretty quick too!

Parcels are sent out through Royal Mail first class.
Usual delivery times are 1 - 2 days for the UK. Orders are sent out within 24 hours, I will always contact you to let you know your order has been dispatched.

International orders are sent out via STANDARD airmail.
Orders are sent out within 24 - 48 hours, I will always contact you to let you know your order has been dispatched.
Deliveries usually take between 2 - 4 weeks.
You can choose STANDARD TRACKED at the checkout for an additional £5
You can choose EXPRESS at checkout, prices vary.

Any customs tax due on items sent internationally are to be paid by the customer.

Large prints are sent carefully rolled in tissue paper and bubble wrap before being slotted in a wide sturdy tube. Framers are quite happy to work with rolled items, but be careful as fine art prints are on papers that need extra special care when handling. Try to hold corner to corner to avoid kinking.
I wouldn't recommend leaving rolled artwork in the tube for weeks after purchase, this makes it harder to un-roll.
Smaller prints wrapped with cellophane and backed onto card. They are sent carefully packaged between four layers of sturdy corrugated cardboard.

All delivery times are approximate.
Additional policies and FAQs
The frames in my pictures are ‘box frames’. The method is to keep the print away from the glass so it doesn't touch it, a conservation technique. Basically it does the same as mount/matt board, by keeping the paper away from being right up against the glass.

The frame itself has a fillet of wood (usually painted) inserted around the edge of the frame between the glass and the back of the frame, and it creates a 'box'. I use a painted fillet of wood the same colour as the mount board behind the print, see the photographs. (Sometimes I have asked the framer to use foamboard if I want a smaller depth.)

The print is attached to mount board, using conservation tape to stop yellowing over time.

I would get some quotes from a couple of framers as the price can vary quite substantially.
I leave a boarder around the print of 30mm, about an inch, but this is personal choice.

The moulding I use is solid ash (nice and light in colour and doesn't have huge variations in knots etc) the size is 15mm x 30mm. 30mm is the depth of the wood. White/grey painted wood also looks good.

Try Ikea or habitat online for the biggest selection of sizes. I would buy bigger to allow for some space around the paper.