I am incredibly honoured to be a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Mentorship Program. 2015 is the year where I get to learn about many of the different traditional skills that revolve around The Book. I will be introduced to the wonderful techniques of letterpress printing and bookbinding which, together with my paper making skills, will culminate in a glorious artwork.
I’m yet to see what that artwork will be, but it’s early days into the program so, no worries for the moment.
My mentorship will take place at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, a place that I already use and love dearly.
So, here are some photos of my first introduction to letterpress printing with CB Sherlock, a friend and a very talented printer.
Together with four other recipients of the program, the aim of the game was to find a five letter word, choose a letter, create a definition and then learn how to put all of that together and print a broadside.
After much discussion our word was Light. I chose the L and came up with a very creative L is for Love.