About us

The CATO PRESS Studio was founded as all brilliant ideas in the dark back room of a well respected drinking estabilishment. 

We started with the idea that we could build a giant A0 press, from there our ideas grew. We took on a beautiful space on the top floor of Mivart studios in East Bristol and have since been working away feverishly to create a fully functioning studio space that we can share with the rest of our community.

We want to build a supportive, inclusive space that fosters creativity and inspires more to take up the wonderful art of printmaking. 

We opened on the 1st of June 2017 to the public and run many courses and workshops alongside our membership programme. 

We have facilities for Relief, Etching, photo polymer and aquatint.  If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch!

We rent out the studio to other printmakers and teachers at £20 per hour with a discounted membership for our members.

In the future we hope to open our space up to a residency programme and international print exchange. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to know more.. 


Cato Press












Bouboulina laskarina (the great)
Our steam train Etching Press 
Handmade by Konstantinos Noulis