Saturday, August 6, 2011
Vermont Studio Center-Barbara White Print Studio
Having a print studio available 24/6 (I observe the Sabbath and do not print on Saturdays) was a dream set-up! The Barbara White Studio on Main Street has a large print studio that accommodated the 4 printers scheduled for July very well, especially since Sage Dawson was preparing her collograph plates the whole time I was there and rarely used the press. Deborah Sosower did a lot of hand printing because she made some very large woodcuts. She and I collaborated on a short series of smaller woodcuts with chine colle as well. Mariana Smith, the fourth printmaker, combined various printmaking techniques and drawing into her prints, including burning which she did in the sculpture building.
As you can see from the photographs, taken by Sage Dawson, the print studio is comprised of 2 rooms and has two presses. There is a lot of room for preparing the plates and for cleaning up after. The pictures show the space for all of us. Each artist also has a private studio. In the next post, I will show more of the smaller print studio that was next to my private studio where I printed most of my work.