Pope Press Olympia is a Letterpress and Book Arts studio in Olympia, Washington.
We currently offer classes and workshops with local artists, press rentals and open studio hours.
Come and learn how to print with us!
OUR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
- $ 175.00
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES$ 75.00
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES$ 70.00
- $ 75.00
- $ 95.00
INTRO TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING: BUILDING COMMUNITY ON THE VANDERCOOKWORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Saturday, October 10th, 2015 (Copy)
Founder | Teacher
Hukee became a collective member of Community Print, Olympia's 1st community letterpress studio in 2009. For five years she volunteered her time to taught all of the proficiencies, getting community members familiar and efficient on their Vandercook #14 proofing press. She loves the tactile nature of printing, the way ones body becomes a part of the printing process, and the joy that people experience when they pull their first print off of the press. Hukee began spending her Saturdays with Dr. Elspeth Pope in her home letterpress studio in the Winter of 2013. Together they whipped Elspeth's studio into shape and printed several jobs on her Vandercook sp15. Elpseth's vision for her studio was to have folks come learn letterpress printing on her press; she loved it when her press was in use - the smell of the inks, the sound of the press turning and the enthusiasm of new printers. After Elspeth died on May 18th, 2013, Hukee offered to purchase Elspeth's equipment from her stepsons in order to see Elspeth's vision come to fruition. Pope Press Olympia was founded by Hukee in March of 2014, in order to both honor her mentor, and to continue making letterpress accessible to those that want to learn.
Catherine Alice Michaelis
In the winter of 2013, I met and started volunteering for Dr. Elspeth Pope. She was a retired professor of Library Science. She had started a women’s artist residency, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, on her property on Hammersley inlet in Shelton, Washington. Elspeth was a long time hobby printer, with a printing press in her basement. She quickly became a dear friend and mentor to me. Elspeth’s vision was for people to come learn letterpress and print on her equipment. She passed on May 18th of 2013 and i wish to carry out her dream. By opening Pope Press, we are able to honor Elspeth’s vision and expand on it by offering print residencies to writers and letterpress enthusiasts, as well as classes and workshops.
Pope Press offers a space for artists, writers, letterpress enthusiasts, anyone interested in expanding their creative outlets, or those wanting to satisfy their letterpress curiosity to come and explore the art of letterpress and bookmaking. We offer classes in how to operate the presses; explore and experiment with pressure printing; business and calling card design and printing; linoleum block carving; printing limited edition artist books; teaching different techniques in bookbinding; and more. We also offer print residencies at various times during the year.