Thursday, 24 July 2014

School Etching Press; Te Wharekura O Te Kaokaoroa O Patetere, Putararu

The deputy Principal of this Maori School came to see and decided to buy this press for the Art Room.
It was unfinished when April saw it but she has vision and faith and I set to and finished it, delivered it today, through the Karangahake Gorge and across the Waikato and into South Waikato to Putararu.
I dis-assembled it to fit in my car and to carry it piece-meal into the Art Room and 30 minutes later here it is, a paradox in cast iron as it is 100 years old and brand new at the same time.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lou Ann Barton - Shake a Hand

I do like that raw Texas Blues. It's got a real feel...

Table Top Etching Press Sale

 This 24 inch press is posing for a photo on my kitchen table before delivery to Pack and Send in Hamilton, the art and antiques logistics specialists, who arranged insured delivery to Celia in Oxford, a wee bit North of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.
Celia sent me this photo of her press just unpacked in her studio in Oxford, arrived safe and sound.