hand screen printing since 1970

FLOOD. PULL. REPEAT.

 
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A FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1970…

Meet the ffrench’s

 

The Dolphin Studio is a family run hand screen printing company based in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.  Founded in 1970 by John and Primm ffrench, it is currently run by sisters, Crispina ffrench and Sofia Hughes (that's us right there).  We produce a 12" x 24" 13-page calendar every year featuring artwork designed by three generations of family members.  We also print kitchen towels, some clothing items, posters, art prints, and journals.  Take a look in our Etsy Shop to see all our current offerings.

 

In addition, we have two rental properties that our family has enjoyed for years.  There is our beach getaway on a quiet road off the beaten track on Cape Cod, MA.  We also share our family home in Co. Galway Ireland where we were born and our dad was born and raised. 

Thank you for your interest in The Dolphin Studio.  Please check back often and/or join our email list to stay in the loop.

 

 
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Schedule of Events

Workshops
& Demos

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SHIBORI WORKSHOP: JAPANESE DYE TECHNIQUES

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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE ELLEN MARK

MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM

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DIY BUSINESS TIPS WITH UNION WINE CO.

LEATHER CARE

 
 
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PARTICIPANTS

Brands
& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative brands to come out of the American Southwest. Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2016 show.  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur lobortis, neque sit amet dapibus varius, risus ipsum sagittis elit, a venenatis enim metus eu neque. Proin vel ante placerat velit eleifend dignissim blandit nec tortor. See the full list here.


 

Hyde Leather Goods

Hyde specializes in simple, durable, unisex, and eco-friendly leather bags and wallets. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien. Curabitur sagittis erat eu pulvinar laoreet.


Apparel by Marta

Handmade from recycled cloth, Marta’s womenswear is about comfort that conforms to people’s humanity. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien.


Thorne Menswear

The designers at Thorne combine ergonomic stitching with classic materials like organic denim and leather. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula.

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Brine Pickles

Brine brings you one of the oldest forms of food preservation and adds a Californian twist. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut.

 
 
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Location

Cactus Palace

 

Our accommodations are part hotel, part campground. Feel free to book a room, pitch a tent, park your trailer, or simply sleep under the stars. Slots will fill up fast, but we’ve secured rooms at other nearby motels so you’ll never be far from the action.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Away from the smog in cities, our hearts are drawn west, where the only dust is earth, and the only barrier is the sky. Head west for the silence that roars from a wild heart.
— Lily Moon River
 
 
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