SEED SAVING AND GARDENING + LETTERPRESS, oh yes!

This summer, Hamilton hosted a workshop with an interesting and specific focus: letterpress printing of seed envelopes which each participant filled with saved seeds. Instructor, Katie Ries led the way for this interactive and new-to-us workshop. Katie is an artist and educator who makes drawings, prints, objects, and events about the relationships between people and place and she is an... Read More »

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A lot of ink under the bridge: Jim Moran's legacy at Hamilton

After nearly 15 years at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (HWT&PM), Master Printer and Collections Officer Jim Moran will retire at the end of December 2023. Moran served as the museum’s director from 2009–2019 and as Master Printer and Collections Officer from 2019–2023. Throughout his career, Moran has been deeply committed to preserving letterpress printing both for its... Read More »

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BIWOC Summit Brings Fresh Eyes and Hands to Hamilton's Collection

Hamilton was thrilled to welcome three artists who recently spent a week printing at the museum for the first convening of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women printers. Melissa Blount, Jenn Graves, and Desiree Aspiras experimented, connected, and built community during their week in the Hamilton press room.  Left to right: Jenn Graves, Desiree Aspiras, and Melissa Blount.... Read More »

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VIBRANT 'REALLY BIG PRINTS' PIECE PRESERVES PART OF A FAMILY'S STORY

As a scholarship recipient for the 2023 Really Big Prints event, artist Nancy Ariza printed from a design that is a form of documentation preserving family stories in an attempt to better understand and honor her ancestral roots. Nancy's print is part of a larger body of work entitled “Breaking the Horse’s Jaw,” which is inspired by researching her Mexican heritage... Read More »

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Neck and Neck: Printing a Six-Sheet Harness Racing Billboard

This four-color six-sheet billboard is a dynamic design of two horses and their jockeys competing in a trotter race. Coming in at a finished size of 80x78" (over 6 feet in each direction!), the edition of 8 final prints took 50 hours over a 7-week period for printing to be completed.   This is the largest multi-color piece printed at Hamilton!  ... Read More »

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