TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP'S TALE
Tugboat Printshop (Pittsburgh, PA) is an internationally recognized artist press
specializing in traditionally hand-crafted, fine art woodcut prints.
Tugboat Printshop's unique & intricate woodcut prints are created start-to-finish by hand.
Much joy is in the making; all artwork is created with grassroots can-do!
Drawings are made on 3/4" birch woodblocks, then carved in low relief using knives & chisels.
Prints are published by the artist(s) directly from the hand-carved blocks.
Quality is important: top shelf inks, fine archival papers, exacting care & handling.
The original prints produced at T.B.P.S. are limited edition & exlusive to Tugboat Printshop.
Artist/Printmaker/Co-Founder Valerie Lueth runs operations & produces her woodcuts at T.B.P.S.
Valerie's gusto for making propels the constant creation of highly intricate artworks;
to view her latest woodcut projects & works-in-progress, head over to the Tugboat Store!
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TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP | PITTSBURGH, PA
Tugboat Printshop has a new studio space!
T.B.P.S. is now nestled into a quiet Lawrenceville alley; a peaceful & productive place to make woodcuts.
An easy-to-adapt work room allows for fluid shop activity, whatever the project.
Braced with steel beams & bright walls lined with ink slabs, scrapers & ink cans--printmakers paradise!
- VALERIE LUETH -
Valerie Lueth is a prairie gal, born in Iowa & raised in rural South Dakota.
Valerie received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion in 2004.
Valerie loves drawing, gardening, fort building, nature, the cosmos, laughing, long walks, and being a mom.
Valerie is artist, printmaker & devoted operator of Tugboat Printshop.
- PAUL RODEN -
Paul Roden co-founded Tugboat with Valerie and worked as an artist/printmaker with Tugboat for 10 years.
In 2016 Paul began a solo practice: Prints Paul Prints; he no longer works at Tugboat Printshop.