Ink flowing through my veins!
Took part in: 2014, 2015, and 2017
I first experienced letterpress printing in 1992 and I’ve had ink flowing through my veins ever since!
My first encounter with letterpress was spending two days in the letterpress room at my art college (Central Saint Martins). It was a 1950s time capsule deep down in the bowels of the building. I quickly became fascinated by the creative potential of the process and by the ingenious machines employed to make it all happen.
Initially at Central Saint Martins (College of Art & Design) and my skills developed while on a week-long course with Alan Kitching in 1992. This was followed by twenty years of self tuition – learning the hard way!
H. N. Werkman although we never met!
To be able to fit even more printing presses and type into my workshop!
Honesty and integrity.
Usually in the shower – or sometimes on the toilet or while cycling…
I wish I could say the setting stick but the truth is an iPhone 🙁
Beastings by Benjamin Myers and Printing on the Iron Handpress by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds.
H. N. Werkman.
My letterpress workshop comprises of eight printing presses (Albion, Columbian, Gietz, 2× Farley, Heidelberg, Wharfedale & Model No.2), approximately 200 cases of wood type and nearing 600 cases of metal type.
It needs to be much bigger!
Amongst friends and on holiday with my wife and children and anywhere mountainous.
Losing my children and after that losing my eyesight.
The letterpress cards that I design and print convey greetings and I hope they are used spread good wishes and love.
Letterpress printing and I’m also a firefighter…