Friday, April 15, 2016

Japanese Papermaking at Paperhouse Studio

My friends at Paperhouse Studio have invited me to do a two day workshop on Japanese Papermaking this June! Their studio is in the Artscape Youngspace on Shaw near Queen. It's a wonderful old school building and they have a spacious, brightly lit space!
For more information check out their website

Friday, March 18, 2016

ABCs of Letterpress Postponed

The ABCs of Letterpress workshop starting in March has been postponed to start on Thursday April 7th. There are still spots left for those who would like to join us!

Other Stuff!
Albert and I have been busy at the studio moving things around, getting rid of stuff and generally trying to make the space flow a bit more. Not sure if we've got it right yet but  we can always tweak it.
Below are some pics of what we've been busy with at the studio in the past few months.

Big new work table that Albert made for the studio! Thanks Albert!! 
My Ladies of Letterpress Swap came in the male a couple of weeks ago!
Nice folio made for all of our broadsides!

Some of the letterpresses goodies inside the folio.
I always love seeing how everyone interprets the project! 
One of my new interns, Pauline, helping me print
this year's Wayzgoose Anthology submission. 
Claro, another intern helped print the
outside of the Wayzgoose Anthology submission.

All Canadian cuts and engravings.

Close up of some of the cuts and engravings in their form.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Some more...

I've added 2 more workshops. They are both Intro. workshops but they each focus on different presses.
Also, please forgive  the wonky formatting of that page. I can set type great by hand but on a computer I am not so talented!

Something of interest below...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Workshop Info.

Hi! I just posted the first of the workshops for this year. There is an ABCs of Letterpress (21 hours of class) starting Thursday March 17th. More coming soon.
Info is posted on the 'Workshops' page. Click on the tab up towards the left of this page.

Friday, February 19, 2016

My Ladies of Letterpress Broadside Print Swap submission. A quote by Anais Nin set in 24 pt. Goudy Bold Italic and printed on Cookie the Vandecook SP15

Thursday, November 26, 2015

OCADU Book Arts Fair!

It's time for the 31st annual OCADU Book Arts Fair! Saturday Dec. 5th from 10 am - 5 pm at 100 McCaul St. in The Great Hall. Great Place to get all sorts of cool handmade gifts. Hand screened posters, letterpress printed broadsides, hand bound notebooks, cards, original hand pulled prints art prints, artist's books, hand bound books and more papery bookish awesomeness!
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Small and Fine Press Fair

The Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto is a having a Wayzgoose type event Sat. Sept. 12th  from 10 am - 5 pm!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

37th Annual Wayzgoose

It's finally spring and Wayzgoose time again!! The weather forecast says it will be nice out so go for a nice drive and come visit the Grimsby 'Goose! This year it is the 37th Wayzgoose. I've been doing them for over 25 years now...WHAT?!?! How old am I? 
My first Wayzgoose was when I was in 2nd year printmaking at OCA. My relief instructor, the wonderful Bill Poole, was the man behind the Grimsby 'Goose and the one who encouraged me to go. I remember cramming myself into George Walkers little Bug with Michelle, Frederica Tomas of Utility Grade and David Keyes for the drive to Grimsby. Was it really that long ago?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Got some sun!

My family went to Florida during the March break. When he heard I was heading to Florida to visit my sister Don Black put me in touch with Bridget Elmer, the studio coordinator of the Ringling College Letterpress and Book Arts Centre at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota! Bridget was kind enough to make time to meet me one morning at the centre which is the new home of Hal and Judilee Sterne's old letterpress studio. Bridget also invited me to attend the Ned Drew  lecture and reception that was happening the following night and to drop in on his workshop in the RCLBAC the day after that! Ned Drew is a Graphic Designer. He is the head of the Graphic Design Program at Rutgers and Professor part-time at the Pratt Institute. He is also a lover of type and letterpress and incorporates letterpress into his personal work!

"The Letterpress and Book Arts Center was established at the Ringling College of Art and Design in May of 2011, with the acquisition of Harold and Judilee Sterne’s studio. Harold "Hal" Sterne, who passed away in 2010, began printing at the age of 14 and is a central figure in the history of letterpress printing and equipment preservation. Hal co-founded NA Graphics with Tom Bell and purchased Vandersons (previously Vandercook & Sons) just days before the company was scheduled to close its doors. As Fritz Klinke (current owner of NA Graphics) explains, if it weren't for Hal, "we would have nothing in the way of support for these presses today."

Images from the Ringling College Letterpress and Book Arts Centre's workshop with Ned Drew during March Break.

Bridget Elmer(in apron) at the Universal Press.

Ned Drew, Guest Artist