Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oxbow Press visit, lithography test

This is one of two stone lithographs that I printed during my visit to Oxbow Press in Reno, Nevada.  I had the great pleasure of working with Anne Hoff who is setting up a new stone lithography studio at Oxbow.  She along with some other Oxbow investors purchased a custom built litho press along with several prime stones (from Gemini Print Studio), graining sink and other misc. litho supplies. 
Over the course of about 5 days, we did several test drives to insure that the equipment was working well.  We printed over 8 small editions, trouble-shooting the press and observing the less toxic paste wax method for a wash out. 
Anne has since then has continued to add new equipment and studio furniture...rebuilt the press bed as well as overseeing some new stone-cutting.  That trip was a lot of serious work but a joy to do.  Loved getting to know Anne better as well as Candace Nicol, Vicki and many others.  Awesome group of printmakers.  If you are in Reno you should check out "Oxbow Press".

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