Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Taupo Intermediate

 Inked up type set in a galley, kept in rows using furniture and tightened with 2 cast iron quoins (wedges)   Inking carefully with diagonal strokes across the wood type.
Selecting wood letters from the tray. In this font I have3  trays the same size with both upper and lower case.
                                                These are the names for all my pets.
 Ayshia, Ellie, Bree and Rox.
 Pumping the handle on the yellowXpress 5000 hydraulic press.
 Someone has a birthday coming up!
 Prints hanging on the line to dry.
By squeezing the wood type in from the ends, provides some tension and the letters print evenly.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Taupo Intermediate School Art Room

Hannah and Louise

A few of the images Hannah and Louise created in their first letterpress workshop.

Hannah and Louise Owens

Hannah and Lousie Owens pull their first prints from the Imperial Press. By using a wide range of stereo blocks and choosing from 20 or so wood type fonts, the girls had a blast. At least 20 settings/printings completed in the workshop.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hillary Kelly - WWOOFer

Hillary Kelly, a WWOOFer from Ohio, carefully cuts the sleeve and after fitting it over the stylus holds the stylus up to the camera.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Alejandro starts veranda

Alejandro spending a week at Homeprint to help me with a serious improvement to the deck/covered yard/storage situation. The open decking with fence and lean-to shelter for storage is well past its used by date! First the careful removal of the structure was required then the repair to the wall of the house. Last step is to design and build a new covered veranda so I can keep my circular saw, work bench etc out of the weather but away from the back door to the studio. Here Alejandro is measuring the beams for the roof.