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


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Not one for Christmas carols

I saw this clip of Annie Lennox on Rage this morning and felt compelled to share it. 
a beautiful dark rendition of this classic Christmas carol of which on Annie lennox could produce. 
The clip is especially beautiful in my eyes, if I were to be a film direct this is the kind of clip I would like to make .


Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas thanks

 Christmas Decorations made by naradesign using my printed fabrics

 I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my lovely customers who have come along to all the markets or found me while browsing the internet .
 Also a big thank you to the all the retailers that have helped make 2011 such a happy and successful year for me.
 I am looking forward to working and sharing lots of new product with you all  in the coming year.  

 2011 saw Ruby Victoria Letterpress & Printmaking grow from a little business that was run from my kitchen table to a studio based workshop in Battery Point which was a huge step for me but a step that I was very happy to make. and so was my husband :)
In the coming year I am hoping to be a little more organised and I will be holding workshop, teaching basic lino carving and printing to small groups this will be another big step for me but I believe it is where my work has been heading for some time and I have just been to chicken to just jump in and do it , but with the encouragement of some of my beautiful creative friends, I have decided to tentatively take the plunge.
I also have some exciting collaborations in the pipeline with a couple of lovely mainland businesses that I am very proud to be working with, one a florist and the other a food importer, it feels wonderful to be going into the new year with work waiting for me to get stuck into.

I will also be take part in a group exhibition at Rebecca Roth gallery  along with Grace Garton, Shane Garton, Elizabeth Barsham and a few other local artists, it is going to be a very interesting show and I am very proud to be exhibiting along side these amazingly talented artists more about this when the time of the exhibition draws nearer just think Autumn symphony :) 

bespoke zine on facebook

 Just one other thing I would like to share with you before sign off  Anna Pateman and I collaborated on a project to raise fund cancer research  earlier this year as part of  an auction over Facebook and to our delight we were asked to contribute a story for Bespoke zine about artist collaborations. Anna's photos look fantastic and Bespoke zine is always a good read and great value at on $10.00 an Issue 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ICNUSSA Italian fine food imports and Ruby Victoria team up this Christmas

Icnussa Christmas hampers with my letterpress/linocut gift tags
 I am really really proud to announce that Icnussa Imports in Sydney are using a selection of my letterpress and linocut gift tags on their Christmas Hampers this year

Christmas hampers with red flora tags

ICNUSSA IMPORTS - offer quality fine food from Italy, specialising in products from Sardinia.
As some of you may know I have a connection with Italy  and its food through my husband that is Italian and a Chef , he is always telling me how great Italian food is.
Another beautifully presented hamper with a black flora gift tags
So this was an extra special surprise and a great privileged to have my printed gift tags adorning ICNUSSA beautiful products just check out the list of product they offer 
Di Sardegna (Sardinia)
Tanda & Spada (Sardinia)

Olio Sardegna (Sardinia)

Antonella (Sardinia)

BOTTARGA (Sardinian caviar)
Smeralda - Bottarga Sardegna (Sardinia)

PANE CARASAU (Sardinian bread - Carta Di Musica)

Podda (Sardinia)

Salumi Australia

Rau (Sardinia)

SAFFRON (Zafferano)
Monreale - San Gavino (Sardinia)
Karalis (Sardinia)
Mazzer Grinders

Mirto (Sardinia)
Limoncello (Sardinia)

Cantina Di Monserrato (Sardinia)
Gostolai (Sardinia)
Cantina Del Vermentino (Sardinia)

Ichnusa (Sardinia)
Smeraldina - sparkling and natural mineral water (Sardinia)
Abbondio - vintage gourmet soft drinks

 if you are interested in ordering any of their amazing products please follow the links to their webpage where you can order from their online store or you can just give them a call.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Published book of studio images

Just for a bit of fun I decided to make a book of some of the images, I have taken on my printing journey of the past couple of years.
Check it out and tell me what you think !

you can have a flick through by following this link http://www.blurb.com/my/book

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Designed; made this Sunday


Plus there will be loads of other great Tasmanian made and designed products available to purchase in time for Christmas.

I am very very proud to be part of this fabulous market please come along and support some of the best Artists and Crafts people in Tasmania