The Newsletter and Multiples

The Society’s monthly Newsletter brings details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures and courses. The quarterly Multiples includes articles, features, plus exhibition and book reviews.

SWE Christmas card 2018

This year’s SWE Christmas card is Mariners by Sue Scullard. The cards (148 x 105 mm) are blank inside for your message and are available by mail order.

Cost: £10/ pack of 10 cards, or £8.50 each for five packs (50 cards) or more. This price includes p&p for delivery within the UK (excluding the Channel Islands). For delivery abroad check delivery rates first using the contact details below. Indicative costs for one pack are: EU £3.85 (3–5 days); 
USA £4.85 (5–7 days).

Please send orders for cards, or any queries to the Sales Secretary:
contact by email or by post to Sales Secretary, The Lawns, Banbury Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 2HL

Payment methods:

  • BACS (preferred for sterling payments)
    Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland plc  Sort code: 16-01-09 A/c no: 00280772 Please use the reference: XMAS2018
  • PayPal (in £ sterling only) send payment to
  • Cheques payable to ‘The Society of Wood Engravers’, and print your name and address on the back. Cheques must be in sterling.

A plea from the Treasurer: to avoid delays please keep separate your orders and payments for cards, prints and/or subscriptions. Recommended last UK posting dates: 2nd class: Tuesday 18th December 1st class: Thursday 20th December. Orders will be dispatched promptly on receipt of either a cheque 
or a tracked electronic payment.

SWE 2019 Calendar

The Society of Wood Engravers’ 2019 Calendar is available now featuring wood engravings by Stanislas Filipov, Peter Lazarov, Richard Wagener, Anne Desmet, Peter S. Smith, Anthony Dunigan, Barry Woodcock, Trevor Haddrell, Pam Pebworth, Chris Pig, Louise Hayward, John Bryce and Bob Guy. The calendar costs £13, please add £3 P&P for one or copies, or £5 for three or more copies.

Please download the SWE Calendar Order Form

SWE Greetings card

Winter Berries by Angie Lewin.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
contact by email

SWE-DVD-Modern British Wood Engraving

Modern British Wood Engraving: A new look at a traditional medium

The film looks at the wide application of wood engravings today including independent prints for exhibition, book illustration, fine art press and advertising.

Other contributors to the film include the author Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL, Bankside Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum. The main film is 45 minutes plus there are 10 × 10 minute conversations with ten featured artists: Neil Bousfield, Simon Brett, Harry Brockway, Chris Daunt, Anne Desmet, Edwina Ellis, John Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, Miriam Macgregor and Hilary Paynter.

To make an order by post, please write to:
SWE Treasurer, Coneygar Lodge, Quenington, Glos. GL7 5BZ

  1. Enclose a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank, made payable to: The Society of Wood Engravers for £5 per copy plus £2 p&p (UK)
  2. If ordering more than one copy, please contact our treasurer for the postage cost.

For online payment by BACS or PayPal, contact our treasurer.

For a short preview, please click on the link below to view a 2 minute trailer:

THE SEASONS: Autumn out soon

As we approach our centenary celebrations in 2020, The Society of Wood Engravers is producing four box sets of 20 engravings, each by a different member of the Society.

The engravings are printed on 24cm square paper and housed in a cloth-covered solander box with patterned endpapers produced by the Fine Book Bindery. The box contains an accompanying booklet with contributions from the artists. Only 20 boxes will be for sale with the prints numbered 1 to 20 from a total edition of 60. The complete sets have now sold out, here is a list of the artists participating in the final set:

Neil Bousfield, Harry Brockway, Peter Brown, John Bryce, Chris Daunt, Tony Drehfal, Jim Horton, Anne Jope, Paul Kershaw, Angela Lemaire, Barry Moser, Hilary Paynter, Jenny Pery, Chris Pig, David Robertson, Maggie Storm, Debbie Sutcliffe, Julia Timmins, Geri Waddington and Chris Wormell.

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SWE Christmas Card 2016

There are limited stocks of a Two Turtle Doves by Rosamund Fowler still available. The cards (sized 128 × 128mm) are blank inside.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
contact by email

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SWE Archive is held at MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections holds a number of unique collections and archives relating to art and design including the institutional archive of the Society of Wood Engravers. The Archive covers the period from the Society’s foundation in 1920 and traces its development up to the present day. Already exceeding 50 boxes of material, the archive includes the minute book recording the Society’s inaugural meeting, a proof print of Eric Gill’s original design for the Society’s logo, and a near complete set of exhibition catalogues. Special Collections also holds exceptional collections of books related to wood engraving and the private papers of a number of artists who are recognised as being amongst the leading engravers of the 20th century, including John Farleigh, Peter Reddick, John Lawrence and John O’Connor.

SWE Christmas card 2015 by Judith Jaidinger

SWE Christmas Card 2015

There are limited stocks of “Boughs of Holly” by Judith Jaidinger, illustrating the carol “Deck the Halls” still available.

Please contact the Sales Secretary for more details:
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SWE NOEL poster 2015

SWE NOEL 2015 Christmas poster competition
The festive poster with a twist (or two) is still available for sale. Printed on heavy A3 sized paper, in a signed, limited edition of 100, is a composite design of 25 seasonal engravings by SWE members.
Delivered rolled in a tube at the reduced price of £8 inclusive for subscribers, saving £2.80 on postage.
Please order by email (preferred) to, and pay electronically by BACS or by PayPal to, quoting the reference
Alternatively, by post to SWE Noel, 51 Sunningdale, Orton, Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 5UB; enclosing a sterling cheque payable to the Society of Wood Engravers, with your name and address on the back.

Please note that the competition to identify all the engravers has now finished.

Details of foreign currency payment

It is now possible to pay the Society by using PAYPAL. You have to register with and then instruct Paypal to make a £ sterling payment to:

Paypal will charge your nominated credit card or account in your local currency.

We do not accept cheques denominated in currencies other than sterling. The costs of presenting them to the bank are prohibitive, and some are not accepted at all. This costs us a lot of money each year. Paypal is a simple and secure system for those who use the internet.