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Tori McLean is a Fine Art Printmaker who designs and prints onto paper, cloth and wood using a wide variety of traditional, contemporary and digital printmaking techniques.


As an internationally award-winning printmaker she deeply appreciates the history and evolution of the medium and is passionate about all things print.  Tori's practice involves experimenting with bold colours, lively compositions, and manipulating imagery using intricate processes associated with traditional printmaking techniques, as well as current advances in contemporary and digital printmaking.

Fascinated by the endless possibilities created by layering different processes, and the fusion of old and new printmaking techniques, she pushes the boundaries of the medium to create unique, innovative, and striking pieces to evoke a visceral response in the viewer.



Festival of Print
East London Printmakers, The Art Pavilion, London

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition

Mall Galleries, London

Portsmouth Printmaker’s Annual Exhibition

Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth

Wonder: Society of Designer Craftsmen

Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

Hampshire Open Studios

The Winchester Studio, Winchester

Imagination Refinery

Imagination Refinery, Gosport

Cowprint Summer Exhibition

Hillier Gardens Gallery, Romsey

Ochre Print Summer Exhibition

Adam’s Gallery, Reigate



Festival of Print

East London Printmakers, The Art Pavilion, London

Cowprint 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Foyer Exhibition Space, City Art Gallery, Southampton

Transformations: Society of Designer Craftsmen

Bankside Gallery, London 

Cutting A Fine Line

God’s House Tower, Southampton 


Since graduating from Winchester School of Art, Tori’s work has been regularly sought for exhibitions, collaborations, commissions and freelance commercial design work – including designs for the British Museum, Royal Collection shops and David Watson. Substantial commissions include designs for Hampshire Cultural Trust and textile tree wraps for an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden.

Tori’s prints are held in private collections in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, and the public collection of the Hampshire Cultural Trust. When not creating her own designs, Tori works as a freelance textile and surface print designer for fashion and interiors.

Her contemporary, appealing designs have won numerous awards, including the International Grand Prize at DesignNext® (New York), B&Q/Elle Decoration British Talent Search (Textiles) and Purvaai Textiles Award. Her commitment to printmaking and skilled craftsmanship won her the prestigious Society of Designer Craftsmen Award 2015 and election as a full member of the Society.


2016 - 2017 Diploma in Printmaking

Red Hot Press, Southampton 

2015 - 2016 Foundation in Printmaking

Red Hot Press, Southampton

2011 - 2014 BA Hons Fashion & Textile Design (1st) Winchester School of Art 

2007-2010 Foundation in Garden Design (Distinction)

Sparsholt College/Portsmouth Uni

1993-1998 PhD Marketing & Applied Economics  Nottingham Trent/Solent University (1993-1998)

1992 BSc Business Information Technology (1st) Kingston University (1988-1992)

Professional Memberships

2015- 2024 Society of Designer Craftsmen - Elected Member

2021 - 2024 East London Printmakers

2021 - 2024 Ochre Print Studio

2022 - 2023 Artful Collective - Selected Member

2016 - 2023 Cowprint Artist' Group

2022 - 2023 Portsmouth Printmakers

2016 -  2021 British Print Making Society

2016 - 2021 Red Hot Press 

2016 - 2019 Trustee & Council Member of SDC

2014 - 2018 Member of Textile Institute


2016 Top 10 Finalist - Become a Hillarys Designer

2015 Society of Designer Craftsmen New Licentiate Award

2015 Society of Designer Craftsmen Distinction Award

2014 International Grand Prize Winner, Designext, New York

2013 Winner of Purvaai Textile Design

2013 Textile Category Award, B&Q/Elle Decoration British Talent Search

2013 Graduate Fashion Week - Winner of George Competition

2013 Textiles Winner, Royal Collection Scarf Design


2020 David Watson Scarves,  Arts & Crafts Scarf Designs

2018 David Watson Scarves,  Arts & Crafts Scarf Designs

2017 Hampshire Cultural Trust, Designs for Creative Collections

2016 British Museum, London CityScape Scarves

2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Textile Tree Wraps for Show Garden

2014 B&Q, Textile Designs for Limited Edition Deckchairs

2012 Royal Collection,  In Fine Style Scarf Collection

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