A Bespoke Gallery Space: our Barn

In 2016 we moved in at the old farm in Oppenwehe which has a barn attached at one end, built for storage purposes such as keeping straw or hay in there, or storing rutabaga or suede and potatoes for the pigs. It took us years to remove all the old stuff and fill the cellar with sand – you can follow a …

Mill-Print Challenge 2022: The Images

The task:Pull a print from a linoblock on a 70 year old proof press and hand colour it afterwards:Ink the block in black with a handroller and then print it. Take the print home, let it dry and complete the print by adding colour using watercolour, gouache, acrylic, coloured ink, pastels, chalk – whatever you prefer, have at hand or feel …

Wayzgoose 25-28 August

Wayzgoose with pop-up gallery in the old barnThursday 25 to Saturday 27 August open 3pm to 7pmSunday 28 August open 11am to 4pm There will be the Fork-and-Broom-Mill-Print-Challenge open to all on all four days during opening hours. Find more about this in the respective post in the category “Printmaker’s Day”

The Mill-Print-Challenge at The Fork and Broom Press 25-28 August

There is a new member of staff at The Fork and Broom Press that needs to be given a proper welcome: a 70 year old printing press built at famous Simmel factory in Pforzheim, where all the KORREX proof presses were produced. It was sitting in the former printroom at a school in the town I used to live as …

Gallery-in-Barn 25-28 August

Dessert for Printmaker‘s Day 2022 at The Fork and Broom Press will be served from 25 – 28 August in the barn next to the studio in Oppenwehe.There will be a pop-up gallery in the old barn showcasing the brandnew artwork and a special „director‘s choice“ from the backlist. Our old barn has been the location for readings celebrating the …

BuchDruckKunst Hamburg 2022

Menu of Printmaker‘s Day served from The Fork and Broom Press: Starter: News online – served on 15 March 2022 at www.forkandbroompress.netMain Course: Choice of books and prints – served at BuchDruckKunst from 1-3 April 2022 in HamburgDessert to be served in summer at The Fork and Broom Press in Oppenwehe– Stay tuned The fair „BuchDruckKunst“ (Outstanding Works on Paper) …

„Journeyman Years“ in Letterpress

The journeyman years (Wanderjahre) is a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. After completing their apprenticeship craftsmen went on a journey of working lasting three years and one day. This way of additional training was widespread in crafts like roofing and carpentery but also in the visual arts like masonry, painting and in goldsmiths. These artistic jounrmeymen made a …

BuchDruckKunst 2022

The „BuchDruckKunst“ fair runs from 1 to 3 April this year. As always during fair times the museum‘s dedicated volunteers show how work is done on the old printing presses and visitors will be able to see how lithography, intaglio and letterpress techniques work. Type casting and paper making are on show, too. Some 60 exhibitors on two floors of …

Printmaker’s Day 2022: buffet of starters

For the first course of the menu there is a rich choice of starters on our buffet here online. Some art work is hot off the press, some works from the backlist have become topical again by recent events. The new artist‘s book was published in November 2021. The title is „nichts bleibt wie es war“ (nothing remains as it …

The Mill Prints – Sneak Preview

The mill prints is a series of colour linocuts that show some of the windmills along the mill trail in Westphalia where I am located since 2016. Each single one of them is a personality in its own right. Their individual histories of change and the fact that they have been built for the single purpose of turning the energy …