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


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 

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