Tim Stampton is an artist and illustrator working from his studios in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland. He creates handmade prints from his wood engravings and woodcuts and also produces watercolour illustrations.

In 1989, he moved to Ireland with the Irish artist Ros Harvey. Together established Ballagh Studio in Malin by converting old farm buildings. Ballagh Studio now includes personal studios, a printmaking workshop, a framing facility and a showroom that is open to the public.

His prints have been exhibited internationally, including shows in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and the UK. He has illustrated a number of commercially published books (see below for a selection). He has also published several hand-printed, limited-edition books on Irish folklore under his own press, Apple & Wave.

After studying art in the UK at Canterbury College of Art, Tim worked for several years at the Leach Pottery in St. Ive’s, England and then went to Canada to set up a ceramics studio at Indian Point in Nova Scotia. He has held teaching positions in ceramics at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada and at Portsmouth Polytechnic in England. Before moving to Ireland, Tim built and ran a working replica 19th century pottery for the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum in England.

Born in the UK, he moved to Canada at an early age with his family. He holds dual citizenship with Canada and the UK.


“Bandraoi Loch an Duin”, written by Sean Beattie. Published by An Gum, Dublin, 2006.

“Reading the Water: A Life Spent Fishing”, written by Darryl Grimason. Published by O’Brien Press: Dublin, 2005.

“Ogham: An Irish Alphabet”, written by Criostoir Mag Fhearaigh. Published by Clo Iar-Chonnachta: County Galway, 1993 (fourth edition 2000).


Opera Festival Exhibitions; The Print Room, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 2001.

“Tales from the Wood”; The Kenny Gallery, Galway, Ireland. Opened by Professor Daith O h'Ogain, professor of Irish Folklore, University College, Dublin, 2000.

The Kennedy Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Forge Gallery, Collon, County Louth, Ireland.

Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada.