Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Press Name
Red Flower Letterpress
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
Kelly Shields is an artist, educator, and lover of paper and print. She started Red Flower Letterpress in 2013 after she had the good fortune of acquiring a Vandercook 4t printing press at auction at the Cincinnati International Airport, which she lovingly restored. The studio serves as a rebellious counterpart to her day job as a high school digital art teacher. She fell in love with letterpress because it allows her to employ antique and modern technologies together in the production of beautiful, tactile, affordable art. To her, it is the perfect balance between hand skills and the computer. She sees her press as a modern artistic tool that is grounded in centuries of letterpress history.
Presses & Equipment
Vandercook 4t
Education & Training
Art Education- Miami University Ohio
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Birth Year
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