Learn how to design, typeset and letterpress print a set of pretty greetings cards or postcards using mid-century decorative ornaments and an Adana 8x5 benchtop platen press. We'll start with a tour of the studio and its equipment, and I'll tell you a bit about letterpress printing and the tools and techniques that you'll be using to make your prints. After introducing you to the lovely and flexible "Glint" ornaments you'll be working with, we'll look at some inspiring printed examples of what can be done with them. You'll each arrange the individual ornaments into a design of your choosing and together we'll "lock it up" ready for printing. Once the designs are all ready I'll show you how to use a 1950s Adana 8x5 printing press, from inking up and positioning through to adjusting impression (the indent into the paper which is the thing most people love about letterpress printing). Choosing from a wide range of colours, you'll take turns to print your own designs onto recycled greeting cards or postcards. You'll take home a beautiful set of unique letterpress prints (with envelopes too, if you'd like), and an insight into the rich history and process of letterpress printing.
Tea, coffee and water.
Letterpress printing equipment, paper and ink, aprons and hand wipes.
I'm a designer and letterpress printmaker based in Ludlow. I fell in love with letterpress printing at Camberwell College of Art in the early 90s. My studio, Mostly Flat, houses a growing collection of antique and vintage wood and metal type, ornaments, image blocks, printing presses, and other inky paraphernalia. I'm passionate about showing people of all ages how to experience the simple, tactile joy of this 550-year-old craft. I also take my presses out to schools, events and organisations further afield.
My letterpress workshop is based at Loudwater Studio, a community art space in the beautiful market town of Ludlow. It's a 20-minute walk from the town centre, and 10 minutes from the train station. Ludlow has more than 500 listed buildings, lots of independent shops, a reputation for good food, a castle, and stunning scenery; it's well worth a visit.
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 4명, 만 7세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 트립에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
We'll be standing throughout the workshop. I can work with children from the age of 7 upwards, but anyone under 18 will need an accompanying adult. Guests will be required to sign liability waivers.
Letterpress pattern printing workshop