Gunning Arts- Dave Gunning, printmaker & Designer of the Gunning Etching presses.


Dave Gunning has been exhibiting for over fifty years. He has exhibited extensively and has his work in many private and public collections for the last 15 years he has had his own gallery which his daughters run. The gallery is in Ironbridge where Dave permanently exhibits his work.

Dave’s daughters Jenny Gunning and Sarah Morris run their Art gallery and specialist printmaking studios in Ironbridge, Shropshire where Dave, Jenny and Sarahs  work is on permanent display. Alongside their working printmaking studio, where all of the Gunning etching presses are on display.


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About Dave…

At the age of 14, artist Dave Gunning was accepted into the royal academy. Now his work is so popular he has no idea how many exhibitions he has running at any one time.   He talks to Shirley Tart from Shropshire Life Magazine….









You open your mouth, fishlike, when trying to take in the extent of Dave Gunning’s work and achievement. And each time you are about to ask a question, there is another list of galleries, exhibitions, commissions to pore over.

The truth of the matter is,  Dave doesn’t actually know how many exhibitions he has going at any one time and has had down a good number of years but thinks it’s got to be more than 70.

And there can’t be too many people any-where with his intimate knowledge of the country’s art galleries and museums Indeed he was first accepted into the Royal Academy at the age of 14 and no doubt to the envy of small children everywhere, started painting with his hands – and still does.

Dave Gunning in his studio 2011

His work is in many public and private collections and includes 50 small etchings now in one of the most prestigious addresses in the land – Her Majesty’s Royal Collection.

And in this her Platinum Jubilee year, Dave couldn’t be more proud of that – well not since the day it was his role to greet The Queen as she stepped from her car to open Walsall New Gallery back in 2003. And after that very successful meeting, he spent a couple of years making and refining the etchings which were eventually sent to Buckingham Palace and accepted by The Queen.…..Story by Ian Harvey click here to read the rest of the Article.

Printing Presses

Gunning Etching press Little Thumper

Dave’s Etching presses are very easy to use and are extremely versatile, letting you print etching, dry-point, lino and wood blocks as well as collagraph’ and any surface that you etch into or build up.

We offer different sizes and add on’s, making sure that you can choose the right size printing machine to suit you.

The choice of aStar wheel, or round wheel as well as the option to have a stand for your press, lockable wheels on your press so that you can move it around your studio easily. We also offer geared motorised and direct drive presses. We can deliver and set up to you or you can collect from our gallery located in Ironbridge, Shropshire. We also have interest free credit payment plans available. There is a 6 to 8 weeks waiting list. Contact or call 01952 434033 for more information.


Creator of the Gunning Etching press