I added a photopolymer platemaker for letterpress printing to the studio.
The pandemic has come with some unusual changes in routine that have had many benefits in terms of making progress on my first book project.
This month I completed the Polymer Plate classes taught by book artist, Lars Kim, at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
Last week, the majority of the press equipment and type was moved from storage into the studio.
I took a class at the SF Center for the Book and learned how to make a single-page, folded book.
Pedigree of a Vandercook Press: Below are some photos of how my new Vandercook Universal III was carefully crated and shipped from the fine arts press of Stephen F. Austin State University. It arrives this Friday.
This is a video of the book studio progress from the first of December 2019. There is a full basement underneath with stairs in the back and a wide open space for lifting heavy equipment down into the basement.
A couple months ago, my husband and I drove two and a half hours away to Healdsburg. Then we went off on a dirt road, off the grid, and into the hills to meet Ted Salkin and view his printing press collection.
I have identified several models of the modern private press.
Framing has finally begun on the construction of the studio space for printing and book arts.