Rubber Stamping with Stephen Fowler & GF Smith

October 12 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a cosy creative evening of chatting and rubber stamping with Stephen Fowler + GF Smith. A Small Fry X AOI Illustration meet-up. Book below or via our Eventbrite.

Join us for a cosy creative evening of chatting and rubber stamping with Stephen Fowler + GF Smith. This illustration meet-up is hosted by Small Fry Collective x AOI at SEESAW.

  • GF Smith will be delivering a talk going into the history of the renowned paper brand and how you can utilise their paper stock as an illustrator or creative.
  • Next up, Stephen Fowler will delve into his practice, which will run into a workshop on how to make your own rubber stamp!
  • The talks will start promptly from 6:15 pm please arrive prior to this – doors will be open from 5:45 pm.
  • PLEASE bring a scalpel (new blade) + cutting matt to the event if you can. There will be some amount available on the night.

About Stephen Fowler

Stephen Fowler was born in Bristol, grew up in Cornwall, before leaving to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art, and Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating he worked as a freelance editorial Illustrator for newspapers and magazines such as Design Week, Creative Review, Conde Nast, Redwood Publishing, Men’s Health, Independent, New Law Journal, Haymarket Publishing, Illustrated Ape, BBC Worldwide Publications, Big Issue, Computer Active, Diesel Style Lab, Dennis Publishing, Time Out and Times Educational Supplement.

About GF Smith

GF-Smith are a company, we are custodians of a remarkable legacy — 135 years making and curating the world’s finest and most distinctive papers. They work in partnership with brands, creatives, designers and specialists, providing the foundation for those that seek to create.

People are, and will always be the fabric of G . F Smith. They have built a team of passionate, loyal experts in a thriving, independent company. They are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and pushing innovation. Paper remains a profoundly important and valuable material, as relevant today as it was when they founded in 1885.

About Small Fry

Small Fry Collective is a creative hub based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Founded in 2018, Small Fry hosts a range of creative events, projects, workshops and talks in person and online, bringing together creatives from across the globe. Small Fry is directed by Illustrator & Animator Maisy Summer. Maisy works alongside colleague and friend, Illustrator & Animator Sarah Wilson. Since graduating together from Manchester School of Art in 2018, both have been working across Illustration, Design, Animation & Education in different capacities.

Small Fry hosts the Manchester meet-up for the AOI, along with an ongoing collaboration of online illustration and animation workshops and courses with Elephant Academy and Derwent. As well as host their own branded workshops and talk series such as Small Fry’s Building Blocks of Freelance Illustration.

You can follow their Small Fry Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Mailing List for updates and to keep in the loop of other projects & events. You can email if you have any questions about this event or accessibility requirements.



October 12
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
£6.00 - £10.00


86 Princess Street
Manchester, England M1 6NG United Kingdom


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