Thursday, 27 August 2009

Water-based screen printing for education and home printmakers.

Dave Fortune has worked at UWE for many years managing the water-based screen-printing department at The School of Creative Arts in Bristol. He regularly holds workshops, seminars and summer schools in the UK and internationally.

In 1989 Dave spent time at the University of Berlin researching water-based screen-printing. On returning to the University of the West of England he proceeded to set up and run a completely solvent free screen-printing area. His involvement in the story of water-based ink development and water-based ceramic decal development at UWE, Faculty of Creative Arts, Bristol was invaluable.

His enthusiasm during those early days of the changeover from oil-based to water-based inks, to his present commitment to disseminating the information to schools, colleges and Universities is boundless.

Dave set up his own company, Fortune & Associates Ltd with his wife Claire in 1995. He supplies affordable screen printing equipment, which includes Exposure Unit/Light Box and various sized Portable Screen Beds. He also organises and runs summer schools, workshops and lectures in the UK and internationally.

Dave’s book, ‘The Art Teacher’s Guide to Water-based Screen Printing’
(revised edition) is on sale, see his website for more information:
T: 07973 776 019

This blog has been set up to help printmakers with questions relating to the water-based screen printing or ceramic transfer process.


  1. Hello Dave!
    How do I become a 'Member'? Can I be Member no. 2?
    I believe you do master classes in the south of France? I see they are not mentioned here!
    Best wishes with your new website.
    Jane H

  2. Hi Sri I need decal paper for water based ceramic printing.

    Thank you.
    Gamini Fernando.