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Shop Talk: Letterpress Residencies

with Jennifer Graves
Sunday, March 26
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT


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What’s a Shop Talk?

The challenge of preserving a craft that predates the Google search by centuries requires some printer-to-printer networking! Shop Talks are for talking shop: comparing notes on equipment and techniques, finding sources for supplies, or sharing opportunities and talents. We gather around the virtual composing stone for these uncensored, unrecorded, free roundtables hosted by genial moderators on a monthly basis. There are no stupid questions, and mansplainers will be digitally escorted to a solo breakout room.  

This month’s letterpress topic

Artist residencies can breathe new life into your letterpress printing practice. Curious to try one, or have you experienced one? What tips do you have for finding, applying for, affording, and making the most of artist residencies once you’re there?

Are Shop Talks recorded?

All of PiP’s Shop Talk events are live, uncensored, and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature; to make the most of this tool, update to the most recent version of Zoom.

About the Moderator

Jennifer Graves
Jennifer Graves
Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Graves is a letterpress printer, book artist, and instructor based in Los Angeles. Since taking her first letterpress class in 2010 Jennifer has spent years growing, refining her own skills and learning from others. Jennifer chooses to primarily use wood and metal type, occasionally incorporating linoleum, pressure printing, and wood cuts. Much of her work addresses life and social issues through a lens of love and hope. Through type and vibrant, appropriate color, Jennifer’s messages resonate and invite audiences to be encouraged, ponder life and the life around them. In the summer she teaches an Introduction to Letterpress course through Extension at Otis College of Art and Design.