The Intaglio plate is truly a labor of love; a medium that offers the historic tradition and mysterious compliment to my original etchings. Handprinted and watercolored etchings traditionally created on copper plates and printed on a 650 lb press in my Studio in Syracuse, NY. The nostalgic appeal of my fantasy tales, and observations of the natural world evoke a time when books were printed on paper and your own imagination entertained you. The etching of metal plates enables me to make multiple prints that are all Originals. Commissions accepted and use of my images for publishing is also considered.
Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Julie Leidel has been painting for more than 28 years, but it was only when she discovered the Arts & Crafts movement that she truly found her artistic voice. The Arts & Crafts style has been a muse on her shoulder for over 13 years, and her love story with this period-style artwork started with a home renovation in 2005. She fell in love with the architecture, furniture, pottery, and lighting that, when brought together, make a house a home. She is also inspired by the WPA national parks posters from the 1930-40s. Among her many accomplishments are the posters she designed for the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn and being the 2016 featured artist in American Bungalow. Her mediums are gouache on illustration board and acrylic on panel. She sells her original artwork as well as prints of most of her collection. Commission paintings available.
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Keith Rust is a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan based in California. He grew up on his family’s ranch in Northern California and is a 5th generation Californian. From an early age he was creating, but it was through his first art professor that he discovered a real love of painting. With his instructor’s recommendation, Keith attended Art Center College of Design to study illustration. After graduating with honors, he began working in the computer game industry as a game artist before rising to the position of Art Director and Vice President of Creative Arts. He thrived in the computer game industry before his interests shifted to becoming a high school art instructor and renewing his love of painting.
During his time at Art Center, Keith was exposed to the incredible craftsmanship and esthetic beauty of the Arts & Crafts movement surrounding him in Pasadena, California and quickly fell in love with its beauty and style. Keith has always had a great passion for the outdoors, photography and art, and while remodeling his house into an Arts & Crafts inspired home, he was inspired to design a series of landscape paintings reminiscent of block prints. Keith spent several years developing this new style of painting which pays homage to the Arts & Crafts movement through the inspiring beauty of the great outdoors. His beautifully framed prints are available at retail stores and through his website.
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Laura Wilder is a Roycroft Renaissance certified Master Artisan specializing in original block prints. She also offers giclee prints, posters and note cards. Laura’s art is inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, beautiful light effects in nature, and the sweet, simple things in life.
Nothing has given me more satisfaction in the last few years than going back to creating art and craft with my own heart and hands. I returned to printmaking after my early introduction to it in college — specifically copper plate etching and linoleum block printing. For etching, I’ve taken my inspiration from the natural world and my love of Florida’s waters and sailing. I also found kindred souls in those who rebelled against the First Industrial Revolution: the Pre-Raphaelites and the practitioners of the Arts & Crafts Movement, such as the Roycrofters; Morris and Mackintosh. Then there are the turn-of-the-20th century illustrators who were my inspiration for all of my early pen & ink work: Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham; Crane and Parrish. Dulac and Detmold. Franklin Booth and Joseph Clement Coll. That early passion for pen and ink is now translated to etching. It’s the expression of the line that I go back to, again and again, and my latest work reflects a more personal return to mythic and Faerie tale themes. In addition to etching, the graphic designer in me has rediscovered the pleasures of the craft — and the inherent problem-solving — of the block print. Early 20th century Arts & Crafts period block print artists such as Frances Gearhart and Gustave Baumann are revelations and I’m inspired to bring my love of sailing and the water to my work in linocut and woodcut printmaking.
Welcome to the Arts & Crafts Press! Here at our studio in Tacoma, Washington, Yoshiko Yamamoto and her staff are passionate about printing traditional blockprints and letterpress note cards. We print all the greeting cards using the antique letterpress-printing presses. They,as well as our colorful limited-edition linoleum and woodblock prints, are made using the multiple hand-carved blocks.
While preserving and advancing the traditional aspects of letterpress and woodblock printing, we’re striving to print for our future generations. We’re committed to searching for alternative, “greener” printing materials and tools, ecological packaging solutions, and safer studio supplies.
Some thoughts deserve to be framed. “Mission Statements” collect many clever quotes and points to ponder, inspire or amuse, and tailor them to the Arts & Crafts home. Anyone with a passion for cats, dogs, kids, books, friends, home, faith or gardening is bound to find at least one wall-worthy Mission Statement. Each is beautifully rendered, digitally printed on canvas, mounted on board, and presented in a solid oak, Mission-style frame handcrafted in Pennsylvania.
AFA Supplies is a special fx sculpting supply resource for sculptors offering everything from clay to wax, armature to tools featuring Stand Winston, Monster Makers, Rubber Wear and more!
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