So, when we decided that it was time to move our teeny studio to slightly less teeny settings, we knew that we were going to keep it within the city boundary. Through our long term association as friends, members, volunteers and more recently as guest tutors at Green Door Studio it was probably inevitable that we were going to wind up fairly close to them. We didn't quite realise how close until a chance conversation brought us a step closer to our new home. It turned out that Green Door had their eye on the empty studio next to theirs, within Banks Mill. Although the space was earmarked for them, it wasn't part of their immediate plans to take it over. And then we realised, wouldn't it be fantastic to share this little space? Talks ensued and we can now announce that we're to become joint tenants of studio 0.2. We'll work closely together in some aspects and separately in other aspects, to offer an even more rounded printing experience in Derby.
Banks Mill is fantastic creative hub owned and operated by the University of Derby as Evolve, to support and nurture creative businesses in the Midlands. With the studio space, they also offer business support, and it's a fantastic opportunity for us to develop our studio. The Mill itself is one of many mills around the city - I hadn't realised just how many until I started looking into the history of the building recently! Information regarding Banks & Son Mill is sketchy to say the least but the building itself provides a fantastic heritage backdrop to our vintage presses. The little I found on t'internet can be found here.
|Banks Mill, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB|
We love to see people new and old so drop us a line if you'd like to pop by and see us at work. Even better, why not get in touch to discuss a workshop or the shadowing service we offer, where you can learn to letterpress your own project? The kettle's on!