Monday, June 20, 2011

3 color peacock

I carved these plates when I was in school and they were in storage for at least 8 years. They are not in the best condition and the print is not perfect but I'm pretty pleased with the results. Cant wait to finish my new 3 color print.

gold plate
turquoise plate
black plate

Friday, June 17, 2011

Little mermaid

the best print
This Scandinavian style mermaid is my first print using the (really good!) new press. She is going to Germany as a thank you card. She is a small 4"x 6" in black and gold.

the first print

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The German press

This morning I got a very exciting package from Germany. As you might have noticed I am into block printing lately and I have been looking for a good manual press for a while. Its slim pickings in the US unless you want to spend $300-$2,000 on a roller press. Unexpected salvation came from the land of Gutenberg. Konrad from ABIG was kind enough to mail me this beautiful industrial-looking A4 hand lever press! love it.
Vielen Dank!

This weekend I will test print my old peacock print. I am also working on a new 3 color print. If all will go well I will put some original prints for sale on Etsy so stay tuned if you are interested. Here is a sneak preview of my new print still in the carving stage:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fired birds

My recent work out of the kiln. They were not glazed because of the interesting yellowish speckled clay I used. We used black oxide on the bird plaque to enhance the texture and the big baby bird joined some older friends for a rather dramatic photoshoot.