Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
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Contemporary Letterpress Course fully booked!


led by: Angie Butler
dates: 28.01.2013 - 18.03.2013
times: 2.5 Hours per week 5.30-8.00p.m.
price: Course now full!
includes: teas and coffees

Course now full!

This evening course offers you the opportunity to create beautifully letterpress printed posters, broadsides, bookmarks, pamphlets, books, cards etc. – a plethora of printed matter. Essential for any beginner printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, image-making techniques, and edition printing plus an introduction to hand typesetting and presswork using both metal and wooden type from our selection of fonts and ornaments. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses and typesetting.

Angie is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, producing Artists’ Books and printed matter with Letterpress and hand typed text. She holds Masters Degrees in both Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (specialising in Artists’ Books) and Visual Culture: Fine Art. Angie is a current PhD Student working with Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, Book Arts Research, CFPR (The Centre For Fine Print Research) at UWE, investigating how we learn to design and create artists’ books through letterpress. To gain an understanding of how contemporary book artists teaching letterpress has influenced what is produced in the field, and how this relates back into studio and private press practice.

Awarded two prizes for her recent Artists’ Books: the Sheffield Book Arts Prize (Student Prize) 2009, and the Agassi Book Arts Prize, UWE, 2011; Angie’s work is now held in both UK, and International Private and Public Collections.

Over the past few years, Angie has been involved with various Artists’ Books Exhibitions, Symposiums and Conferences organised by Sarah and Tom: plus Collaborative Projects and Events as part of CocoLLab, with Caseroom Press, and The School Of The Arts Institute, Chicago and The Minnesota Center For Book Arts, USA.

Find out more about Angie and her work at:

Any questions on the course content e-mail: angie.butler@uwe.ac.uk
Bookings e-mail Jesse Heckstall-Smith: jesse.heckstall-smith@uwe.ac.uk