Holiday Fair 2015 – SFCB

I’ll be at the annual Holiday Fair at San Francisco Center for the Book again this year. Lots of type cards, christmas cards, prints – matted and framed and a select few photographs will all be available for you pleasure. I hope to see you there!

November 21st, 2015
10am – 5pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street San Francisco CA 94103

Check out the facebook page for the event with posts about the various artists and printers who will be there.

Open Studios 2015

I will be a guest artist at Arc Gallery and Studios again this year in the Project Gallery space where I was last year and the year before. Both works from 8 Paw Press and Erin Malone Photography will be available.

Preview Reception
Friday October 30th 6pm-9pm

ArtSpan Open Studios
Saturday October 31st 11am-6pm
Sunday November 1st 11am-6pm

Arc Gallery and Studios
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
between 8th and 9th streets

Fun at Roadworks

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We had fun showing off and selling some of our older work and lots of newer work at Roadworks yesterday. The steamroller whistle kept us on our feet each time it announced itself. It was a beautiful day, not too cold, not too windy — just perfect for the event. Here are some pictures. Look for us next at Arc Gallery and Studios for Open Studios October 30, 31 & November 1st.

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I’ll be at the upcoming San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair

Saturday November 22
11 am – 6 pm

I will have a small table at the annual San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair. I’ll have letterpress Christmas Cards, Coaster (which make great stocking stuffers), handbound blank books, and lots of CAT images plus a dog and a sheep available for you or your favorite loved one.

Come on out and check it all out.

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco CA 94103

the press in action

here are some shots from the making of last year’s 3 color christmas cards. I did a reductive linoleum cut in 3 colors – grey blue for snowflakes which I also did blind to get white on white, red for the scarves and then black for the outlines and the cats. Then inside text was red. A total of 4 passes through the press. I made about 100 of these and send out over 70. There are a few left for sale as cards and as flat images which I have framed.


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2013 Xmas card

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Finished printing – two sides

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Black run

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Light grey run

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1st color drying

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Getting ready for red

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Inside with red

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The cats with scarves

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2nd color run drying

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Finished inside text

new press, new site

about 2 weeks ago I acquired my very own vandercook printing press. the press is a Universal 1 with an adjustable bed and automatic wash up. The press was delivered and then I went on vacation.


I was finally able to clean it up this past weekend – I spent about 4 hours cleaning up all the grime, old ink and dust out of the press and then oiling it up. The press was sticking about midway when running along the rails but removing all the built up paper dust and oil and then relubricating it seemed to do the trick.

I am waiting for ordered ink and some other supplies before I can actually test the press out.