The Studio in 2024

Our time travel draws to an end, we have arrived at our destination: the here & now, the year 2024. Many a situation cannot be pinned to one particular year anymore. In the early days master lithographer and colleague Hans Ulrich passed on a type case to me containing Garamond. It had been saved from a place that had been …

The Studio in 2023

So far „Giving Diversity a Home!“ was a motto. From now it will become a whole series of art work and thus, at long last, throw the bridge between me being both a printmaking artist and a biologist. We have set up our own garden here from scratch on a half hectar plot that has been a meadow for decades, …

The Studio in 2022

In April Sabine comes to stay as a journey-woman for letterpress. It is her second placement and she will stay for a whole week. As for her project, she has planned a concertina brochure. As of 2019 the studio is on the list of places where young people can go to spend some of their journeman-time working with metal type …

The Studio in 2021

In early February the temperature all of a sudden plummets to minus 17 Celsius, totally out of character for the region where we live. The strong gusts sweep the snow off the roofs and pile it on top of what is on the ground already. We are snowed in. For one or two days there is hardly any traffic on …

The Studio in 2020

For March the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair is scheduled. A table at the fair is booked, equally so are flight and accomodation. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airlines canceles the flight early on, and as a result I have to pull out of the fair entirely. I am lucky in that this happens early enough so …

Inseparable: Implementation and Content in the Artist‘s Book

There is a basic difference in the nature of the artist‘s book and the product of a publishing house. The product of the publisher will present a text, there might be an introduction, a commentary, a preface, an epilogue. The artist‘s book differs from that fundamentally. It is born from an idea. This is the seed from which the concept …

25 Years of Printmaking: the Exhibition

The barn next to the printmaking studio in Oppenwehe will turn itself into this bespoke gallery space again and art work from the past 25 years of printmaking will be on show: woodcuts, linoprints, broadsheets and artist‘s books. The historic printing press will be ready for printing and all visitors can have a go at inking and printing, getting a …

The Studio in 2013

We have started house hunting. In the years to come we will visit what feels like to be countless old pubs, former workplaces of carpenters or other trades and farmhouses. We will learn about how houses were built here, the region of Westphalia and Münsterland, which is so different to where we have been living so far, in southwest Germany. …

The Studio in 2012

It is the end of winter and I am driving my husband Günter to Westphalia, where he will be based for work from now on. He will live near Münster and we are up for a long distance relationship (500 kilometres), until a new home can be found. We will move house and studio, hopefully in the not too distant …

The Studio in 2011

On our way to the bookfair in Baruth, Brandenburg, we had planned to have time for a detour to Cottbus. My colleague Uwe is setting up a students‘ printing workplace at the local Waldorf school. He, like me, took over part of another Waldorf school‘s equipment last year. I chose metal type in cases that were part of the cabinets …