Sawtooth Printhouse is a new letterpress and design studio in the Inglewood area of East Nashville, Tennessee. Our studio, formerly a tackle shop and garage used for Volkswagen bus restorations, is nestled in the backyard of Chris’ home. Our goal at Sawtooth Printhouse is to create beautifully crafted, custom designs that represent the history and high quality of traditional printmaking. We see Sawtooth Printhouse as being more than just a print and design studio. We dream that someday Sawtooth Printhouse will be a place where folks can take a class and learn about the craft and techniques of printmaking. We want to share ideas and inspiration together.
Goals of Kickstarter Funding:
Our main goal of this Kickstarter project is to be able open our studio to the community by offering classes in printmaking. We want to share our love of printmaking with friends, neighbors and anyone interested in learning about letterpress. Our goal is to begin offering our first class in March of 2013. Students will learn the fundamentals of letterpress printmaking such as typesetting, carving and printing.
Upon completion of this project we hope to continue renovating our shop to make it a fully functioning work space. While most of the major renovations have been completed, we still have many plans that will make our space function better as a classroom such as installing lighting and building workstations. This will allow students to create prints in a space that is conducive to learning.
The majority of our type and presses were rescued from a field after the previous owner's house was destroyed in a tornado. After many years of neglect and exposure to the elements, this equipment needs to be restored to its original glory.The restoration of these tools will help us further our efforts to share our love of letterpress in our community.
Most importantly, with your contributions,, we will be able to produce these wonderful gifts listed on the right side of the page. Each gift has been thoughtfully designed and will be one of kind, only available during this Kickstarter campaign. After producing these rewards for your contribution, we will be better poised to take on more large scale jobs and start designing our classes.
Lets make prints together!
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