About ONE STRAW PRESS.
One Straw Press is owned by me, Kat Hartley. I produce most of my work from handset type and relief carvings on an 800-pound letterpress. Technologically speaking, letterpress is about six steps up from a potato stamp, yet in the hands of a skilled printer an antique press can create incredibly beautiful and nuanced results. By today's standards, letterpress is a very slow production method, one that requires patience and nimble troubleshooting. In a world where the internet gives you instant answers and will deliver your groceries in an hour, I want to reserve a space for the slow and the meditative, for feelings that aren’t easily pinned down and for the mark of the human hand.
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