Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Caren
Last Name
Florance
Press Name
Ampersand Duck
City
Canberra
State
ACT
Country
Australia
Website or Blogsite
www.ampersandduck.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
1995
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">I was introduced to letterpress during bibliography studies, then I went through art school to get close to the only local equipment. Now I am an art-based private press, interested in exploring letterpress as an extension of printmaking.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">Vandercook SP-20, Adana five-eight tabletop press, 7 cabinets of metal &amp; wook type (specimen available), book guillotine, board guillotine, range of simple binding equipment.</p>
Education & Training
MA English Lit and BA Visual Arts (Hons)
Work History
<p style="text-align: justify;">Technical assistant and printer for the Edition + Artist Book Studio (2002-2006); technical assistant and book arts teacher, ANU School of Art Book Studio (2007 to present); various workshops taught around Australia &amp; NZ; established own print studio in 2009.</p>
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">Collaboration, the book as art, text in art, wearable art, poetry, reading, playing ukulele, cats.</p>
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
LOLP, New Zealand Association of Hand Printers; Fine Press Book Association; Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild, Print Council of Australia
Birth Year
1967
Your Photo or Press Photo

Predefined Group Memberships

APA: Amalgamated Printers Association
AAPA: Amatuer American Press Association
APHA: American Printing History Association
ATF: American Typecasting Fellowship
BPs: British Printing Society
LOLP: Ladies of Letterpress

NAPA: National Amateur Press Association