Griffin Lithography Press

Griffin Lithography Press

I’m happy to report that the Griffin Litho Press is moving to Westport on the Washington coast.

I’m happy to see this beauty continue the legacy of stone printmaking.

An early 32” x 60” non-motorized Griffin, serial #0040. Original paint.
Includes false bed, scraper bars, tympan, covered shelf, and lower shelving/support for hydraulic lift for moving press in the studio.
A couple of nice stones, small, c. 16″ x 20″. One is a beautiful blue stone.
A leather hand roller; custom made by Craig Cornwall. It was barely broken in and has been wrapped for a number of years. It has rosewood handles.
Several ball-grained aluminum plates, c. 26×36” a good number photo- positive working aluminum plates and chemistry, unopened.

This press is located near Olympia, Washington and is fully functional and is a joy to use for stone and aluminum plate lithography, monotype, and relief printmaking.

It will be active in the print community and no doubt inspire others in practice of lithography.


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Dark Star – hand drawn lithograph on stone

Dark Star – hand drawn lithograph on stone


Dark Star – lithograph, hand-drawn, on stone, that began as an investigation of opposites using black and white, pairing order and chance, a structured network in contrast with coarse and smooth textures emphasizing the grain of the stone. I approached the image using chiaroscuro, a manière noir method Continue reading →

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Printmaking in Paris – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Serge at the press - Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Serge at the press – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Parisians and most visitors know that Paris is a city for walking.  In addition to the must-see monuments, churches, and museums, whether on the narrow streets or along the broad avenues and boulevards, there are always discoveries to be found. Sometimes, as we wind our way through these rues and avenues, we are passing by interesting things that often go unnoticed, not knowing what we’ve just missed. Other times it’s as if a discovery was meant to be. It’s always a treat to see a placard on a building telling us Continue reading →

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Stone Lithography with Rudolf Broulim

Stone Lithography with Rudolf Broulim

at the press in his Zwiindrecht, Belgium studio

Earlier this month, to celebrate the new year and share some images with friends, we brought out the old slide projector and pulled some slides from the archive. It was an evening filled with nostalgia, a hot lamp shining light through old transparencies, complete with dust and scratches, the sound of the fan, the aroma of hot dust, and to complete the experience, there was the obligatory stuck slide; we were lucky the bulb didn’t burn out as there were none to be had locally. All in all, it was a fun evening seeing these images again and sharing them with friends. It was also a reminder that the time had come to start that long put off scanning project. Now that scanning is underway I’ll be posting a variety of images, many shot with my favorite camera at the time, a Leica IIf, primarily using Kodachrome 25. These first images are in the atelier of master printer Rudolf Broulim, Continue reading →

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Lithography with Rudolf Broulim, Antwerp, Belgium

Atelier Rudolf Broulim, Antwerp

lithograph 15″ x 22″

An artist I met at Atelier Lacourière Frélaut, Hugo Besard, introduced me to Rudolf Broulim, a master printmaker who had left his native Prague and settled near Antwerp.  Rudolf has worked with many artists (including Jiří Anderle and Oldřich Kulhánek), producing stunning artworks, Continue reading →

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