Lovely In The Home Press

Address:
30 Main Street
Peterborough
NH
03458
United States
Phone:
603 562 7077
Employees:
1
About:
LITHp is a small book arts and printmaking studio located in quaint southern New Hampshire. Size doesn't hinder the making of giant dolls and tiny books, teaching others how to make all manner of book structures, and whooping it up on the Showcard. Visitors always welcome.
How To Build A Community, 18' x 20' installation
How To Build A Community, 18' x 20' installation
Storytellers, letterpress and screenprinted dolls
Storytellers, letterpress and screenprinted dolls
To Please My Fancy, letterpress and screenprinted hankies
To Please My Fancy, letterpress and screenprinted hankies
Pick Up The Cupcake!, letterpress printed broadside
Pick Up The Cupcake!, letterpress printed broadside
Interview with Erin from Lovely In The Home Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2006
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The smell, the noise and experimenting on the press. And, having giant piles of printed matter with which to make other things.
What inspires you?: 
Pithy quotes, weird dolls, tools, construction sites, old buildings, Peruvian fabric wall hangings, old dresses, penmanship, impractical labor.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
A Showcard proof press, a Kelsey 5 x 8, and a newly acquired Vandercook proof press circa 1913--all kinds of ink, but am liking Van Son particularly right now, and mostly papers from Monadnock Paper Mill, French Paper Company, as well as a healthy portion of Japanese papers. I am extremely fond of running muslin and other fabrics through my presses as well.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Like a spunky tea party at a retirement home with lots of excellent hors d' oeuvres. Or, like Knit Knight at the local jailhouse with bedazzled uniforms and a sing-along.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, prints, books, dolls, wraparound skirts and sculpture.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH and hopefully etsy, soon!
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes! Mostly book workshops at this time--all kinds of structures from conservative to conceptual. Print workshops to come--
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Not to be afraid of the press.
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