TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP | ORIGINAL WOODCUTS & ARTIST PRESS
Tugboat Printshop (Pittsburgh, PA) is an internationally recognized artist press
specializing in finely-crafted, original woodcut print editions.
T.B.P.S. woodcut prints are made traditionally, start-to-finish by hand.
Much care, time & thought goes into the creation of each print.
Drawings are made on birch woodblocks, then carved in relief using handtools/knives/gouges.
Prints are published by the artist(s) directly from the hand-carved blocks.
Tugboat Printshop uses fine archival papers & top shelf inks;
quality is important!
Valerie Lueth (Artist/Printmaker/Founder) runs operations & produces woodcuts at T.B.P.S.
A dedicated & multi-faceted artist/operator at Tugboat for 12 years & counting (co-founded in 2006),
Valerie's grassroots approach to making & sharing print projects is hands-on & upbeat.
To view the latest prints & woodcuts-in-progress at Tugboat Printshop, visit the Tugboat Shop!
Join the T.B.P.S. Newsletter (scroll down; bottom page) for studio updates & new releases.
SHOP WOODCUTS | MESSAGE VALERIE
TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP | 298 MAIN ST.(GARAGE) | PITTSBURGH, PA
Back-alley Tugboat Printshop (Open by appt. for off-the-beaten-path woodcut shopping
daily between Main & Fisk; please send a message in advance to confirm timings!)
VALERIE LUETH | BIO
Valerie Lueth was raised rural on the South Dakota prairie,
self-motivated to draw, build, tinker, and grow from her earliest years.
After attending the University of South Dakota and receiving her BFA in Printmaking in 2004,
she moved to Nashville, TN, working remotely as a full time video game concept artist & game texturer
while continuing to produce prints & drawings and exhibit as a working artist.
Valerie co-founded Tugboat Printshop in 2006 after moving to Pittsburgh
and has been actively producing limited edition woodcut prints since that time.
In 2016, Valerie began independently operating Tugboat, evolving from collaborative works into
body of intricately hand-crafted solo works in woodcut and drawing.
Valerie's love of art, craftsmanship, print history & technique, photography, writing, design,
nature, bootstrapping and sharing with others has propelled her unique path in the arts.