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CFPR Showcase (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
Boons, S., Field, L., Jorgensen, T., Dessain, C., Butler, A., Hoskins, S., …Trujillo Vazquez, A. CFPR Showcase. [Various]. 9 December 2020. (Unpublished)

Our shift towards the digital has provided us a new challenge: how can we offer an alternative experience that surpasses a physical visit to an exhibition? This showcase is a first response to this question. It includes a range of images, a video, an... Read More about CFPR Showcase.

Desire Lines (2019)
Physical Artefact
Hoskins, S., Hingley, L., & Bual, S. Desire Lines. [paper, digital print]. UWE Bristol

Large scale kites printed on paper commissioned as part of the AHRC funded Design, material culture and popular creativity in suburban faith communities. This project explores the ways in which suburban faith communities create space focusing on arc... Read More about Desire Lines.

Crafts in the Digital Age (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S. (2018, September). Crafts in the Digital Age. Presented at HomoFaber Conference

Professor Stephen Hoskins was an invited speaker on Crafts in the Digital Age at HomoFaber Conference presented by the Michelangelo Foundation, Venice in collaboration with Institut National des Métiers d'Art INMA, 29th September 2018. The Crafts... Read More about Crafts in the Digital Age.

Printmaking an industrial continuum, technology looking back to go forward (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S. (2017, November). Printmaking an industrial continuum, technology looking back to go forward. Presented at The First International Printmaking Conference: From Tradition to Transition: Aspects and Technologies of printmaking from the past to present day, Nicosia, Greece

This talk was composed of two halves; the first in essence is a history lesson on how printmaking relates to industrial printing. The second half explained the development of the Centre for Fine Print Research including the historic context of print... Read More about Printmaking an industrial continuum, technology looking back to go forward.

The recent past and future of printmaking in the post print age with reference to its context in contemporary art, industry and society (2015)
Book Chapter
Hoskins, S. (2015). The recent past and future of printmaking in the post print age with reference to its context in contemporary art, industry and society. In L. Ballantyne, C. Andrei, A. McInnes, & A. Tsekova (Eds.), IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference, 22. China Academy of Art Press

Printmaking globally is a thriving and very diverse discipline that currently encompasses practice from traditional woodcutting and engraving through to laser cutting and 3D printing. Sixteen years ago I started the first IMPACT conference because i... Read More about The recent past and future of printmaking in the post print age with reference to its context in contemporary art, industry and society.

Academic research into printmaking (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S. (2014, October). Academic research into printmaking. Presented at Guanlan Forum

Keynote given at the Guanlan Forum: Museum and Print Art Ecology.

Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers (2014)
Journal Article
Hoskins, S. (2014). Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers

The creative industries are directly interfacing with 3D printing technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. However for the creative community it is not possible to take on a new manufacturing tec... Read More about Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers.

Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process (2014)
Journal Article
Hoskins, S. (2014). Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process

Underglaze tissue ceramic transfer printing was first developed circa 1750 and involved the use of engraved or etched copper plates, from which a wet strength tissue paper was printed with an oxide (commonly cobalt for blue colour) the famous ‘Will... Read More about Digital creation of hand engraved copper plates to secure a historic process.

Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to re-appraise 19th century printing skills (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Hoskins, S., & Huson, D. (2014). Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to re-appraise 19th century printing skills. In S. Sirisoonthorn, S. Jiemsirilers, S. Nilpairach, T. Wasanapianpong, P. Sujaridworakun, & N. Chuankrerkkul (Eds.), Traditional and Advanced Ceramics. , (335-340). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.608.335

Under-glaze tissue ceramic transfer printing first developed circa 1850 and involved engraved or etched copper plates, from which tissue was printed with cobalt blue oxides. Under-glaze tissue has a very distinctive, subtle quality – it is an integra... Read More about Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to re-appraise 19th century printing skills.

3D printed ceramics for tableware, artists/designers and specialist applications (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Huson, D., & Hoskins, S. (2014). 3D printed ceramics for tableware, artists/designers and specialist applications. In S. Sirisoonthorn, S. Jiemsirilers, S. Nilpairach, T. Wasanapianpong, P. Sujaridworakun, & N. Chuankrerkkul (Eds.), Traditional and Advanced Ceramics. , (351-357). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.608.351

The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England has over five year’s experience in the 3D printing of ceramic materials. The first project undertaken was to investigate the use of 3D technologies for artists and resulted... Read More about 3D printed ceramics for tableware, artists/designers and specialist applications.

A very English process: Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to reappraise 19th century printing skills (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S. (2014, March). A very English process: Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to reappraise 19th century printing skills. Paper presented at Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference

The standard text regarding Blue and White underglaze ceramic transfer printing ‘Penny Plain and Twopence coloured’ begins: ‘Transfer printing is a particularly English form of ceramic decoration’(1). Underglaze tissue ceramic transfer printing fir... Read More about A very English process: Underglaze tissue printing for ceramic artists, a collaborative project to reappraise 19th century printing skills.

Continuous tone printing in silicone from CNC milled matrices (2014)
Journal Article
Hoskins, S., & McCallion, P. (2014). Continuous tone printing in silicone from CNC milled matrices. Proceedings of SPIE, 9018, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2043123

Current research at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is exploring the potential of creating coloured pictorial imagery from a continuous tone relief surface. To create the printing matrices... Read More about Continuous tone printing in silicone from CNC milled matrices.

Beyond Blue (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S., Huson, D., Halfpenny, P., Baskeyfield, J., Hodes, C., Scott, P., …Orr, C. (2014, January). Beyond Blue. Presented at Beyond Blue Symposium

This symposium led by Professor Stephen Hoskins and David Huson brought together leading academic researchers, industry experts and artists to discuss underglaze tissue ceramic printing.

3D printing of self-glazing ceramics: An investigation into Egyptian faience (2014)
Book Chapter
Huson, D., & Hoskins, S. (2014). 3D printing of self-glazing ceramics: An investigation into Egyptian faience. In E. Shemilt, A. Watson, & P. L. Harrison (Eds.), Borders and Crossings: The Artist as Explorer, 134-137. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England has recently been awarded funding from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council for a three year research project entitled “Can Egyptian Paste Techniques (Faience) be used... Read More about 3D printing of self-glazing ceramics: An investigation into Egyptian faience.

‘A very English process’ Underglaze tissue printing for ceramics - a collaboration to retain 19th century printing skills in a commercial environment (2014)
Book Chapter
Hoskins, S., & Huson, D. (2014). ‘A very English process’ Underglaze tissue printing for ceramics - a collaboration to retain 19th century printing skills in a commercial environment. In P. L. Harrison, E. Shemilt, & A. Watson (Eds.), Borders and Crossings: The Artist as Explorer, 122-127. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

The standard text ‘Penny Plain and Twopence coloured’ regarding Blue and White underglaze ceramic transfer printing begins: ‘Transfer printing is a particularly English form of ceramic decoration’ (Halfpenny, Pat. 1994). Underglaze tissue ceramic tr... Read More about ‘A very English process’ Underglaze tissue printing for ceramics - a collaboration to retain 19th century printing skills in a commercial environment.

3D printing for the visual arts an overview of current practice and its historical context (2014)
Book Chapter
Hoskins, S. (2014). 3D printing for the visual arts an overview of current practice and its historical context. In P. L. Harrison, E. Shemilt, & A. Watson (Eds.), Borders and Crossings: The Artist as Explorer, 246. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

Rapidly gaining popular attention, 3D printing is viewed as the next life changing technology. This talk explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and... Read More about 3D printing for the visual arts an overview of current practice and its historical context.

Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S., Parraman, C., Mccallion, P., & Cohen, C. (2013, July). Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks. Paper presented at AIC 2013

This paper considers alternative approaches to image making and printing that moves from the on-screen representation of images and painting applications, to the physical generation and methods for surface deposition or 2.5D printing. The research in... Read More about Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks.