Started making books by hand for our primary School classes. Bought a Johne Monopol, type, etc to start printing our own books, posters, cards and ephemera. Largley self taught.
Presses & Equipment
Imperial Flat bed circa 1828, Imperial blocking press 1868, Albion flat bed table press 140 years old, Official table press 140 years old. Hunters Stereo Proof Press circa 100 years, Pearl Platen treadle press 106 years old, large collection of lead and wood type, stereo blocks, flowers, bookbinding equiment. We have written, illustrated, bound and published over 100 books.
Education & Training
Primary Trained teachers.
Both about 30 years teaching experience each.
For the last 15 years ihave been conducting letterpress and printmaking classes from Homeprint and have travelled throughout New Zealand and a few trips overseas teaching 'Book Art'.
Other Interests & Hobbies
Organic garden, hosting wwoofers and conduct 'artist in residence'. Significant collection of contemporary New Zealand art. Have a collection of artist books from around the world.
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
1944 and 1948
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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