Category Archives: Relief Printmaking

My favorite printing method is the woodcut.

  • Another Gocco saved from Oblivion

    Posted on June 12, 2018 by in Miscellaneous, Relief Printmaking

    When I first joined North Redwoods Book Arts Guild we made a collaborative book using a Gocco machine to produce the number of images needed for all of those books. It’s a form of printmaking that disappeared for awhile. They are no longer made but apparently the machines have developed a kind of cult following […]

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  • Ladies of the Letterpress

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Lynn Jones of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie was my co-teacher for our second class for OLLI Book Arts. Eight women worked together to produce collaborative books with the title Blooming Chaos. You can share in our creative journey by viewing the photos below. Students – thank you all for two wonderful afternoons of inspiration and comraderie! […]

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  • OLLI Book Arts: Letterpress and Winterfold Book, Part I

    Posted on November 8, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    An eager group of would-be typographers met at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie in Old Town, Eureka. The workshop is a collaboration with artist and printmaker, Lynn Jones, and book artist, Michele Olsen. Day 1 of the course covered linoleum block cutting, typesetting, and printing. The resulting book will be assembled on Day 2. Lynn’s studio […]

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  • Nebraska Weeds and Trees

    Posted on October 4, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking

    Nebraska’s weeds and trees are as tough and resilient as the people we know here. During my time at our rural domicile I wanted to experiment with printmaking- giving more life to elm and oak leaves that are turning colors and beginning to drop. Then of course there are always those weeds and grasses with […]

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  • Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. The Winter Fold book is an invention of the creative […]

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  • Nature Printing 101

    Posted on July 9, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking

    My early introduction to printmaking occurred when I made a gelatin plate and used Speedball Block Printing Inks to create delicate and detailed prints of leaves, weeds, and grasses. I used some of the prints in a book that was featured in an international exhibition! Gelatin prints! I purchased the Gelli plate but really don’t […]

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  • Just My Type Letterpress Paperie

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking

    Lynn Jones, the co-owner of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, and I have been working on a proposal for a Fall OLLI course. Lynn will teach students to carve their own linoleum blocks and demonstrate the setting of blocks and letterpress type. Workshop participants will use their images and imaginations to produce a collaborative book. The Winterfold structure was designed by […]

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