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Meet us at Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, NC (Feb 18-20. 2016)

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Yoshiko Yamamoto

Yes, it's that time of the year! Would you like to join us at the 29th annual Arts & Crafts Conference at Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC this weekend (Feb 18th- 20th)? At the show we'll premier our two new blockprints: "Mt. Rainier - White Pass" (triptych) and "Tea Blossoms" (with gold hand-illumination). I can't wait to see you all in beautiful Asheville!

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Valentine Blockprint Workshop at Craft in America Center

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Yoshiko Yamamoto

Thank you, to all of you who came to my block printing workshop this Sunday at Craft in America Center in Beverly Hills, CA. With considerable talent and power of concentration in our group, everyone got to transfer their designs to the linoleum block, carve out the printing block, and print, within 3 hours!

Handcraft work is not only artistically rewarding, but it does something positive to our mind and body. One participant came late to the workshop, because of the torrential downpour and accidents on the freeways, telling me how exhausted and stressed she was. But as she progressed with her work, and especially when she began carving the intricate designs, her tensions seemed to melt away. I gave her a magna visor to try out, to carve out the most fine details of bird legs. Once she she put that on, it seemed she found her own pace, her own world. She worked intently for the rest of the workshop and created a beautiful blockprint. 

Many special thanks to Sebastian, Emily, and everyone at the Center and especially Carol Sauvion, the proprietor of Freehand Gallery, potter, and the visionary producer of the documentary series "Craft in America". You all inspire us to do better work!

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Valentine Blockprint Workshop at Craft in America Center

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Yoshiko Yamamoto

Thank you, to all of you who came to my block printing workshop this Sunday at Craft in America Center in Beverly Hills, CA. With considerable talent and power of concentration in our group, everyone got to transfer their designs to the linoleum block, carve out the printing block, and print, within 3 hours!

Handcraft work is not only artistically rewarding, but it does something positive to our mind and body. One participant came late to the workshop, because of the torrential downpour and accidents on the freeways, telling me how exhausted and stressed she was. But as she progressed with her work, and especially when she began carving the intricate designs, her tensions seemed to melt away. I gave her a magna visor to try out, to carve out the most fine details of bird legs. Once she she put that on, it seemed she found her own pace, her own world. She worked intently for the rest of the workshop and created a beautiful blockprint. 

Many special thanks to Sebastian, Emily, and everyone at the Center and especially Carol Sauvion, the proprietor of Free Hand, potter, and the visionary producer of the documentary series "Craft in America". You all inspire us to do better work!

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29th Annual Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Taylor Cox

Want to come see us at the 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference for free?

Email us at info@artsandcraftspress.com with your name and number of people and we'll send them your way!

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Valentine's Day Card: Blockprinting workshop in Los Angeles

Posted on January 17, 2016 by Yoshiko Yamamoto

Want to learn to make your own block-printed Valentine's Day card? Then you can sign up for an introductory linoleum block printing workshop that Yoshiko Yamamoto will be teaching.

WHEN: January 31st (Sun) from 12 noon till 3 pm.
WHERE: Craft in America Center
              8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, 90048

To sign up, please contact info@craftinamerica.org or call (323) 951-0610.  
Space is limited, so sign up early!
More Information? Click here

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Happy 2016 & Website Makeover!

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Yoshiko Yamamoto

Happy January!

The beginning of the year brings us much hope and anticipation!

This month we're excited to launch this newly redesigned website. Our web address is the same as our old one, but the new site itself is more user-friendly, visually pleasing, and responsive to various applications. Kudos to our wonderfully talented studio staff, Taylor, who managed this make-over! 

So please visit our site and enjoy browsing our website. 

And free free to give us your feedback!! We always appreciate ALL your comments -- both positive and negative ones as we learn a lot from you.

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Holiday Open Studio & Sale

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Taylor Cox

Join us November 21st from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for our annual open studio and holiday sale!

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we opened our Tacoma studio location with the grand opening event. 

Stock up on holiday gifts, print a keepsake on one of our vintage presses, and enjoy holiday treats. Come early at 11 am and enjoy the holiday harp music by Cassandra Reinbolt. 

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