Welcome to My Studio

Welcome to my studio

A perpetual student wandering along the path of life, I watch water drops in the grass sparkle in the early morning sunlight and listen to the cacophony of frogs shatter the stars into sugar crystals frosting heaven at night.

I am one of the four printmakers at The Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, CA. If you are going to be on the Central Coast of California come on by.


6 thoughts on “Welcome to My Studio

  1. Hi Rob, Just checking your website on this fine spring day. Really like your poems. NaPoWriMo is an interesting site. Next school year I will be spending a lot of time in France. So I intend to do more writing. I’d love to send you stories for your feedback, if you’re interested. I’m busy printing for up-coming exhibitions. Check out my website: http//:slnorquay.wordpress.com

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  3. Hi Robert,
    I want to express my thanks for your videos about printing linocuts with the Fiskars Fuze die cutting machine and with the cold laminating roller press. I have an XCut XPress die cutting machine which I use to print linocuts with and, although I had read about using these machines for relief printing I balked at buying one til I saw your video and Colin Blanchard’s YouTube videos on how to print with one. Seeing a tutorial video made by an experienced printmaker on repurposing one of these machines made the decision easy and I have been really happy having a little press to roll out small prints and cards with. Now I have ordered a 14″ laminating press in order to crank out larger prints and have confidence in it thanks to your video.

    I will try printing some pieces with dense middle areas (lots of black) and see how well it prints. If that works out well I will buy one of the larger models (you can get a 39″ model for $259, though I may try a 29.5″ one for $175) to see if the steel core of the rollers can handle a relief print over a longer span. My guess is from looking at photos of these devices on eBay, that the manufacturer does not change any dimensions with the wider models other than length, meaning that the diameter of the steel cores of the rollers is not increased to provide the same stiffness over the greater span, but with the rubber rollers and the degree of inexactness offered by linocut (versus etching etc.) it may well work. In any case. $275 for two presses, one of which will certainly work for up to 12″ blocks is a good deal. I will post the results on my website (http://www.patricknortonillustration.com) and also on Craft Press Printmakers Facebook page. Printing with a press of some sort can be a real boon to a printmaker, but the price of purpose-made presses is to high for most amateurs and many would-be professionals, so my hat is off to you for your informative videos.

    Patrick Norton

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