Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Keith
Last Name
Houghton
Press Name
«Tan y Coed Press
City
Maentwrog
State
Gwynedd
Country
UK
Website or Blogsite
http://
Year You Started with Letterpress
1959
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
I started with letterpress printing at school and got 'hooked'. This introduction to the craft shaped my whole career.
Presses & Equipment
Adana TP48 power platen; Adana 8x5; Adana 5x3; Various iron screw presses; hot foil press.
Education & Training
Traditional letterpress apprenticeship. Attended Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts.
Work History
I started my work career as an apprentice in a small family printing firm in SW London. After 2 years the letterpress printing side of the business sadly closed and I transferred to their book & manuscript conservation department. This led to a lifetime career in hand bookbinding and conservation eventually running my own studio from 1974 till my retirement from mainstream work in 2008. All the while I dabbled in letterpress printing as a hobby. Now I have the time and space to practice the craft more fully and produce small editions, Lino & woodcut prints, cards and keepsakes. All in the 'Arts & Crafts' style.
Other Interests & Hobbies
My other interests are steam railways, the real thing and modelling. Beekeeping. Family Genealogy. The British Arts & Crafts Movement. Studio Ceramics.
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
BPS
Birth Year
1945
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