Claire Forsyth: Creative Director
Claire joined GPS in 2006 and today leads the creative/artistic direction and strategy of the organisation as Creative Director. She is principally responsible for the personnel and logistical management of the GPS printmaking workshop and all related activities, and shares the planning and delivery of the main exhibitions programme with the Commercial Director. Passionate about print in her own practise as an artist and also in a professional capacity, she has been on the advisory panel for the Scottish Government on Creative Strategy in the Cultural Industries, worked as a visiting printmaking lecturer at GSA and others, and was part of the curriculum validation panel of City of Glasgow College. She has a First Class degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art.
Monday - Friday
Debbie Jaffray: Operations Director
Debbie joined Glasgow Print Studio in 2011 and as Operations Director is responsible for long-term operational strategies that help the organisation meet its objectives and work effectively in the policy environment. Debbie studied Arts Policy and Management at City University, London and has worked in cultural management roles in public art, arts marketing and performing arts in the UK. She is responsible for financial planning and core funding. Debbie oversees development in the areas of EDI, Fair Work and Environmental Sustainability.
Tuesday - Thursday
James Murphy: Commercial Director
James joined the board of GPS in 2012, bringing experience of commercial strategy and management from consultancy in the charitable sector. He took up the post of Gallery Manager in 2013 and Commercial Director in 2023. He is principally responsible for raising income through the promotion and sale of artists’ works, management of the public galleries and GPS’ presence at national and international art fairs.
Monday – Friday
Sarah Stewart: Head of Learning and Archive
Since 2007, Sarah has been responsible for programming and developing the in-house and community learning activities, including an annual adult course programme, schools and further education learning strands. She contributes to organisation-wide strategies, business planning and funding streams. Sarah is committed to integrating the Archive into our Learning programme by managing community-based projects that encourage artists, young people, and communities to engage with fine art printmaking. She has led on a number of projects including Make Your Mark, Graphic Impact, and most recently, the Here and Now Legacy Print project as part of GPS’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Sarah has a B(Des) 1st Class Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Postgraduate Teaching Qualification for Further Education from University of Dundee.
Monday - Thursday
Marion MacPhee: Gallery Assistant
Hanne Lilleeng Saetra: Gallery Assistant
Hanne studied at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy, graduating in 2010 with a BA in Visual Art. She has an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, London, graduating in 2013. Her artistic practice involves the processes of sculpture making, printmaking, and photograph, whereby the boundaries between these media often become blurred. She explores the complexities of the living and the organic, as she looks at themes of putrefaction and procreation, and the repetitive force that turns damage and decay into rebirth and regrowth. She has been an employee of Glasgow Print Studio since 2018 as a Gallery Assistant, and lately also as a Legacy Researcher.
Richard Marsden: Gallery Assistant
Richard studied on the BA in Graphic Arts and Design at Leeds Beckett University before moving to Glasgow to complete his MLitt in Fine Art Practice (Printmaking) at Glasgow School of Art. Soon after completing his Masters, he became a member of Glasgow Print Studio to continue to develop his professional practice. Since June 2021, he has worked at GPS as a Gallery Assistant. He is also a founding and cooperative member of the Leeds Print Workshop.
Rebecca Fielding: Gallery Assistant
Rebecca has worked as a Gallery Assistant at GPS since June 2021, working part-time in the gallery. Her background is in Art History, particularly the history of art collections and their associations with uncomfortable imperial histories. She enjoys working in such a lively and productive environment, that is immersed in the making of art and contributes so much to the cultural legacy of Glasgow.
Heather Stirling: Gallery Assistant
Heather joined the gallery team in January 2023. Before this, she studied Art History at the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh. Heather has a particular interest in the cultivation and promotion of contemporary Scottish artists.
Chic Sinet: Framemaker
Chic joined Glasgow Print Studio in 1989, having worked previously at Ingram Fine Arts. He runs the framing workshop at Glasgow Print Studio, crafting made-to-measure frames for our exhibition programme as well as for customer orders.
Monday – Friday
Kerry Douglas: Workshop Coordinator
Kerry began her role as Workshop Assistant at GPS in 2020. She is a classically trained bookbinder and paper aficionado, and when not at GPS she specialises in traditional and contemporary hand-sewn books in her East End studio. A champion of knowledge and skill sharing, Kerry teaches bookbinding workshops for all ages across Central Scotland.
Wednesday – Saturday
Sally Mairs: Workshop Assistant
Sally has been Saturday Workshop Assistant at GPS since September 2022. She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting followed by MDes Communication Design. Sally is also a freelance illustrator and designer, as well as a print technician at Edinburgh Printmakers, and her primary modes of printmaking are digital, relief, and screenprinting. When not working, she can usually be found at Glasgow Zine Library, drinking tea, and chatting about book arts.
Jonathan Staines: Workshop Assistant
Jonathan began working at GPS in September 2022 as Saturday Workshop Assistant. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with an International Bachelors in Fine Art Printmaking.
Stuart Duffin: Etching
Stuart joined GPS as a member in 1982 after graduating in Fine Art Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. After initially working as a class tutor and studio printer, he became a permanent member of staff in 1984 as Etching and Screenprint Technician. From there, he went on to become Studio Workshop Manager, Senior Etcher, and ultimately Master Etcher. He is an elected Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy and is internationally acknowledged as an accomplished mezzotint printmaker and etcher, having exhibited regionally, nationally, and worldwide. Works by Stuart Duffin are in many public and private collections including the Scottish Arts Council, Kharkiv Museum, The Jerusalem Foundation, BBC, Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities.Tuesday – Wednesday
Ian McNicol: Etching
Ian initially studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art before transferring to Technical Graphics & Illustration at Glasgow College of Building and Printing. He went on to spend 10 years in professional practice with an architecture firm while taking evening classes at Glasgow Print Studio. He experimented with screenprinting, lithography and relief techniques, eventually being seduced by the etching process. In 1993, Ian became a member at GPS to pursue a fine art career, gaining valuable experience and training under Master-Printer, Stuart Duffin. He now works at Glasgow Print Studio as a collaborating Master Etcher, Etching Tutor and Editioning Technician. He exhibits widely across the UK and has work in collections with Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Cleveland Art Museum, Ohio; The Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University; The British Council, Edinburgh; and Grasshopper Hotel, Glasgow.
Wednesday - Thursday
Murray Robertson: Digital
Murray studied at Glasgow School of Art and maintains an interest in traditional fine art and printmaking through many years of association with GPS. The research and application of new technologies, specifically digital imaging and printing influences current professional practice in the role of Master Printer at GPS managing the Digital Imaging Suite and disseminating that knowledge to others, or as an individual practicing artist. Robertson has exhibited widely over the past 35 years in the UK and internationally. Of particular influence have been residencies and exchange programmes including Künsterlhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Yamanaka Fine Arts Centre, Kyoto, Japan, JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India; Museo Grabado, Zacatecas, Mexico and most recently Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Sabhal Mór Ostaig, Isle of Skye and Ballinglen Arts Centre, County Mayo, Ireland.
Monday, Thursday, and Friday
Alistair Gow: Digital and Etching
Tuesday – Friday
Scott Campbell: Screenprint
Rosalind Lawless: Screenprint
Rosalind graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters of Fine Art. Her recent awards include a scholarship at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, RSA residencies, and the RSA William Littlejohn Award.
Since 2005, she has been working as screenprinting tutor at Glasgow Print Studio and became workshop printer within screenprint in 2007. She also works within exhibition installation and end of publication roles.
Kristina Royer: Archive Curator
Kristina has been working as the Archive Curator since 2022 - managing our collection of over 3,000 prints and historic artefacts related to the studio. The collection is accessible to students, researchers and the general public - both in person and through our online searchable database. Kristina received her Master's degree in Collections Management from Edinburgh College of Art. Prior to joining us, she worked at the Royal Scottish Academy as an art collection manager and also worked as a studio assistant at Edinburgh Printmakers. Before moving to Scotland, she owned and operated a screenprinting studio/gallery in Washington, DC. Her passion lies in the intersection between art and activism, and she loves looking at political posters from the 1960s - today. Please give Kristina a shout if you're interested in visiting the archive or coming through with a group.
Tuesday – Wednesday
Naomi Brown: Marketing Officer
Naomi joined the team in 2010. She is responsible for GPS' comms, social media, and PR, and also works at Glasgow Women's Library in a similar role. She has worked for a number of Arts organisations within the city including Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow Art Club and as Research Coordinator for AHM (Sam Ainsley, David Harding, Sandy Moffat). She has an MA (Hons) in History of Art and Philosophy (Joint Honours) and an MLitt in The History of Collecting and Collections both from the University of Glasgow.
Thursday – Friday
Accounts and Administration
Katie Cooper: Bookkeeper and Operations Administrator
Katie joined Glasgow Print Studio as a Gallery Assistant in 2015 shortly after completing an MA (Hons) in History of Art at Aberdeen University. Since 2017, she has been working in a bookkeeping and administrative capacity to support the operations of the organisation.
Monday – Friday