Book artist, Rachel Curry will lead participants in a day of experimentation with pressure printing. In this alternative image making process, using the Vandercook press, flexible printing plates are cut by hand and placed on the cylinder of the press. Paper is then run on top of the plate and over an inking surface on the bed of the press. The resulting images are beautiful, fuzzy and organic. This process leaves much room for interpretation and play. Students will learn basic press set up, proper inking techniques, and multiple pressure printing methods. Everyone will have an edition of original prints by the end of the class. Total beginners and experienced printers are all welcome!