Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking

Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Handmade Hobart is coming & newstuff

The Hand Made Market is almost upon us again and It is going tobe yet another fantastic event. This new market has created quite alot of positive vibe around the artists and crafters that I know for its easy going , friendly atmosphere , open spaced out stalls and beautiful warm natural light that stream into this lovely Hall.

This coming market another great line up of local artisans all hand picked especially for their beautiful work and dedication to their chosen craft.
Here Is the list some have link some why not have a click through and see what you can find I am sure you wont be disappointed.

As the market is looming thick an fast I thought it was about time I got out of the Christmas holiday rut and finally do some carving there in the photo is a poppy bookplate/labels havent decided yet,these will be printing on the Adana letterpress then I will add some type to them.
The other is a little idea I have been tossing around for a while now, these will be seed packets first I will print the lino the add some letterpress type to them , SEEDS into the little plaque and then things like name, date, spacing and planting instructions to finished them off, well something like that I will work it out as I go I guess like I tend to do with most of my work .
I also have some new greeting card and gift tags in the pipeline as well but there aren't any photos of these just yet I am hoping to print them today and with any luck these will also be for sale at the next couple of market.

I would love to see as many people come to the Handmade Market It truly is a wonderful market and all the stall fees are donated to the Mutaho Children's Foundation - the brainchild of a young, local Hobart woman who seeks to teach sustainability skills to AIDs orphans in Kenya.
So please if you are in Hobart on the 23rd -24th please drop in and say hi


  1. Loving the carvings! Looking forward to seeing these guys in print! Hope the market goes really well for you.

  2. These are gorgeous. I love the woodcut kind of style. I bought myself some lino to have a go at print making, but that's as far as it's got... you've given me some inspiration to get it out and have a go.. but I don't think mine will be as delicately done as yours.... love them!

  3. thank you Emma, carving is great, very therapeutic
    craving just takes a little practice then your off.
    I would love to see what you come up with

    Narelle x

  4. What a brilliant idea with the seed packets!
    besides the market are you selling them anywhere else in Hobart?
    I'd buy the lot!

  5. you can buy them directly off me if you like ,I have only finished printing these yesterday so you could be the first to own some you lucky duckie.
    I was beginning to worry about you grace I hadn't heard or seen you for ages


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