Conceived and and created by printmaker/artists Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley, the Wytham Studio is their permanent base as Artists-in-Residence at the University of Oxford. Located in the University research woodlands at Wytham, the Studio houses their 1850 Albion Press and printmaking equipment.
Amongst other things, Robin and Rosie are known for their varied linocut and woodblock work, which is in a large part inspired by their extensive long-term fieldwork projects in various parts of the world including Japan, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, and Romania, as well as nearer at home in Portugal, Spain, France and in the UK.
Robin is a member of Keble College, Oxford and a researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology. Rosie is also a writer, art teacher and member of Wytham Woods. They curate the regularly changing Wytham Exhibition Room at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, as well as teaching a printmaking course during academic term-time at the Bodleian Library (University Bibliographic Press). This year Robin is teaching on the V&A Ceramics Course.
Among the various projects created and run under the Wytham Studio umbrella is the Oxford University Kilns Project, which uses the anthropological method of participatory observation to investigate creativity in wood-fired contemporary/hybrid Japanese-inspired (anagama) ceramics.
Robin and Rosie exhibit and sell their work widely, and run a variety of print and ceramics courses and workshops throughout the year in Britain and France. If you don’t find them at the Wytham Studio, they also have a Workshop in town at 50 Hurst Street Studios, Oxford OX4 1HD.
The Wytham Studio | University of Oxford | Wytham Woods | Oxford OX2 8QQ