Staff profile

Martin Leedham

Technical Instructor - Print


Art and Design


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Derby Campus



I am a Technical Instructor in Print, based at the Print-Hub at Britannia Mill Studio 3, working across the School of Arts, conducting timetabled teaching to groups of students and individual one to one support. I work with academic staff to plan and deliver printmaking, specific to subject specialisms and modules. I also assist with the management and organisation of technical resources and print facilities, including the management and deployment of the technical support staff. I supervise and manage the day-to-day activities in the print studio at Britannia Mill Studio 3, including organising the maintenance of equipment and ensuring compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations and policies.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently contribute taught printmaking for modules on...

Professional interests

I am interested in all aspects of printmaking, especially development of new technologies to create hybrid processes that combine the traditional mechanical print processes with the latest technologies and materials.

I maintain my own professional output as an artist, photographer and designer.

Regularly work on collaborative projects with a variety of external Artists and Designers.

Created "Castle Printmaking" workshop and studio in 2006.

Member of Leicester Print Workshop.

Research interests

- "Memories of Motion" 2018 - 2019. Letterpress research conducted jointly with Tim Shore. Outcomes included a partly 3D printed - analogue type cutting pantograph machine. 

- Ongoing experimental research into combining analogue Letterpress and Screen-print with Glass and Ceramic processes.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Attended ETHOS Conference April 2019 at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Attended ETHOS Conference February 2023 at The Royal College of Art, London

The European Technical Heads organisation is a network of technical heads and managers of leading European Art & Design Academies. The group is responsible for developing technical areas for teaching, learning and research

Impact 12 Multidisciplinary printmaking conference, The Printmakers' Voice, September 2022