We are Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, and together we are Tugboat Printshop. We have been working together since 2006 as a 2 person artist team specializing in fine art woodcut print editions.
To make our woodcut prints, we carve our collaborative drawings in low relief on blocks of 3/4" birch plywood. Once carved, blocks are rolled up with ink and printed onto archival paper to create the finished artworks.
In addition to the exacting care we take in the making of our woodcut editions, our prints are all published with top-shelf oil-based inks onto fine papers. Quality is very important to us.
Tugboat Printshop prints are authentic, traditionally crafted woodcuts, handmade start-to-finish by just the two of us. We produce our woodcuts in limited edition runs, available direct from the makers (us).
It's our hope that our woodcuts provide pleasure while also inspiring new ways of thinking about the world.
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