Summer Intensive at Wolfe Editions

Posted on: June 24th, 2011 by jmbroekman 4 Comments

Letterpress, bookbinding, and woodcuts, oh my!

I just spent an incredible, wonderful, and yes, intense week at David Wolfe’s studio learning all kinds of new skills with David Wolfe and Crystal Cawley. They are both great teachers, as well as fabulous artists; and my fellow students were a complete delight with whom to share the week. I spent most of the week working on a book project: using traditional lead type, hand setting a poem that my friend Janet wrote for me many, many years ago. Once all the type was set, I printed the poem, line by line on some already prepared prints of mine; and finally bound it all together in a book. What an accomplishment!

You can see little snapshots of most of the book by clicking here.

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4 Responses

  1. Sandy Quinn says:

    Congratulations… what a productive week you had – love the book!

    • jmbroekman says:

      Thanks, Sandy. Needless to say, there was a lot more I wish I’d had time to do!

  2. Sissy says:

    hi Jessyca,

    your book looks beautiful…so happy you got to put it all together…such a great feeling, no? One of these years, I am going to take that class…can’t wait to see the book in person and look at it.

    • jmbroekman says:

      Thanks Sissy, it is a great feeling to put the whole thing together. The class is fabulous, I highly recommend your taking it some time!