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Satsuma Press Workshop

March 2, 2009
Lynn working on her Vandercook press

Lynn working on her Vandercook press

What a great way to start March! About a month ago I signed up to take a 2.5 hr workshop from artist Lynn Russell at her Satsuma Press studio. Lynn is a recent transplant to Corvallis from Portland. She has built up a nice business on Etsy and through shops prior to moving here. She works on a Vandercook press that is just sweet. Locally, her work is selling at the Arts Center gift shop.

The workshop was designed to give us a taste of basic letterpress printing techniques using some of her existing photopolymer plates (she orders through Boxcar Press). We agreed on three colors to use and away we went! Each participant produced 12 cards total and had lots of fun. At home, I’m set up for intaglio printing with a Takach press.  A lot of similarities and differences between the two styles. I certainly enjoyed the self inking rollers and how clean everything remains. Her inks also dry very quickly! Hopefully she will continue offering a variety of workshops for our area.  It’s always  a treat to visit another artist’s studio. Thanks Lynn!!!

To see more of Lynn’s work, please visit her website at:  www.satsumapress.com

Boxcar Press is located in NY: www.boxcarpress.com

Sara K at press

Sara K at press

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