Each year the North Texas Printmakers Group sets up a steamroller event.
Participating printmakers carve a large woodblock and print by driving a actual steamroller over the inked plate in May. Then the print is exhibited at a local venue. It is my first year participating in the event. My first carving of a large 2′ x 3′ woodblock. I had no idea the amount of work involved and I am glad I did not choose a larger block to carve my first go around. If you haven’t done a large print block before be prepared for serious hand cramps.
Then Covid virus hit. The steam roller event was modified and moved to Terri Thoman’s Dallas Artisan Fine Print Studio for everyone’s safety. Terri is an experienced printmaker who provides creative time and expertise in her Studio on Peak street for a moderate fee. Terri even dressed up her “big mama” printing press out of cardboard boxes to look like a big old yellow steam roller. The Studio is such a laid-back, lovely place to work and be with other creative folks.