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


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mother & Son Printers

Christopher and I spent a lovely couple of hours down at the studio together today without any interruptions 
ie. Ruby, doing some printing together.

Christopher carving the finishing touches to his lino block

We have Printed some greeting cards that Christopher will be selling on my stall this weekend at the Longford Makers market this Sunday, I think it is going to be kind of fun to have Christophers linocut printing next to mine.

The Look of a seasoned printer

The concentration !

The printer hard at it.

The look of a happy printer

The end product
Christopher and I will be at the Longford Makers Market at  the Longford Town Hall, Wellington Street Longford,  this Sunday selling out cards and other linocut and letterpress art works and stationery,  so please come along say hi  and buy one of Christopher's new cards I think they are Fabulous !

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rubys pretty room

Beautiful bunting by my friend Luisa of Dance in my garden   and the crocheter blanket Nonna made.  

Ballerina mirror an op-shop find I had to have it

Bunting by Dance in my garden

Collections of tins I have found at various markets

Baby cradle from the tip shop &  flying V ukelele what little girl doesn't need one of these !

Thursday, September 1, 2011

owl pin cushion & a pussy cat

My lovely new Little black crow pincushion I got at the nook market last weekend from my friend Grace, love ya work Gracie.

Brucie not lookin' too sure of himself
 I just wanted to share some photos I have been taking with my brand new camera I had to buy one after Bruce knocked my other one off the table one too many times Grr but it was a great excuse to buy a better camera so thanks Bruce! you da man ! even if you are the naughtiest little cat I have ever lived with :)

Settled in for the long haul