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 …

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 …

Start-of-the-Season at Eilhausen King’s Mill

After hibernation the windmill will be open to the public for the first time in 2023 on 23 April. There will be guided tours around the mill and the surrounding historic buildings with live-music and an arts&crafts exhibition. Meals and beverages will be available. The Fork and Broom Press will be there with an interesting selection of works. Save the …

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 …

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 …