Using pressure printing to create rudimentary color separations, new life can be given to the many and miscellaneous zinc, magnesium and copper half-tone image blocks found in most letterpress shops. I learned this technique from Dikko Faust in 1985 at Artist Bookworks in Chicago but only began to explore it many years later. (Dikko has dubbed this technique “Purga-color”.) We’ll walk through the basic steps involved before launching into our work session. Each participant will work with a half-tone block from Hamilton’s collection and create a two color print. The prints will be editioned so that everyone comes away with examples from each of their classmates.
Barbara Tetenbaum is a visual artist interested in the act of reading. She uses books, print, installation, and animation to explore this topic. Barb is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, career and project awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She is currently Visiting Professor at Reed College and previously led the Book + Print Dept. at Oregon College of Art and Craft. B.S. (Fine Art) University of Wisconsin-Madison; MFA (Printmaking) School of the Art Institute of Chicago.