Thanks to KoiKoiKoi I was introduced to Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, a husband and wife team that produces beautifully handcrafted prints. Each print is based off of an original drawing that they hand carve (yes hand carve) in low relief out of wood. Then the carved block is rolled with ink and sent through the press with archival paper. They create a block for every color in each print. Depending on the piece, there could be up to 5 (or more) individually carved blocks that make up one print. I have a deep appreciation for the time and skill that goes into these pieces from start to finish. Paul and Valerie own and operate Tugboat Printshop where their prints are available for sale. Visit their shop.
“Our hope is that through our work we can foster greater public appreciation for the arts, cultivate greater interest in owning original art, & stir up newfound interest for traditionally printed works on paper.” – Paul & Valerie