Friday, July 29, 2011


For two weeks at the end of June and early July I went to the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina to take a course on letterpress and etching. Though I had worked with letterpress in college, it had been a while since I had access to type and a Vardercook press (and it turns out, I had forgotten a lot...), and I have been wanting to learn more about etching. The course was really wonderful, though I went through some drama to get there (think my 3rd flat tire on a road trip in the last year. I'm just lucky I guess :P ). Below is some of the work I made. All three are small etchings (maximum 5 inches) on nickel plates, printed on gray Rives paper.