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.
Tugboat Printshop was co-founded by artist/printmakers Valerie Lueth & Paul Roden in 2006.
The two worked collaboratively for 10 years making woodcuts in Pittsburgh.
Valerie now runs T.B.P.S. solo, creating new prints & directions for Tugboat's future.
Stay tuned via newsletter (below); exciting projects always in the works!
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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.
Paul no longer works with T.B.P.S., he has begun a solo practice: Prints Paul Prints.