Visit my work at Art-A-Whirl, which is online this year due to COVID-19.
I am a letterpress artist. Letterpress is a traditional printing process that uses force to press an image or text into the paper. This creates a textured surface that can’t be reproduced with modern printing. My printing press is about 100 years old and weighs about one ton (literally!).
I make and sell greeting cards. Each card is printed individually by feeding it into the press. Each color on a card must be printed separately after changing the ink color on the press. To create the text and images, I use wood and lead type, carved linoleum blocks, and photopolymer plates.
I have been doing letterpress for about 12 years. I learned at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts on Washington Ave.
I share a studio with my sister, Rebecca Wicklund, who makes silver jewelry. Check out our studio photos and browse my letterpress cards!