Cloudiest place on Earth

January is already one of the harshest months for me, I need to start thinking about taxes, I have near to zero income, no projects to focus on, no events, no concerts, no blue skies, no sun, no warmth, nothing to make a being with a beating heart feel better! On top of that I just read that Grand Rapids was the cloudiest place on Earth last week. So I guess the only thing left for us inhabitants of this grey place is to brag about how miserable we can be, but even that was taken away by the events of last week which made last week also one of the darkest I have memory of.

But times like these have inspired great art and that’s what I am looking forward to.

To the drafting table!


Classes: Introduction to Printmaking

Frailecillo plate

I am teaching printmaking classes at my studio located in the Tanglefoot building. These classes are intended for those who are curious about the process but have felt intimidated to start on their own.

Classes will cover the basics of printmaking, like design transfer, translating a sketch images suitable for relief carving, materials, inks, paper, tools, etc. The goal is that at the end of the four classes, students will be confident to pull prints on their own.

Classes are limited to 10 people with a minimum of 3 people. To sign up follow the link below.

4 – 3 hour classes $200
supplies $35

Sundays February 12  to March 5 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

UICA Holiday Artist’s Market 2016

UICA Holiday Artists Market 2016

Red Hydrant Press is excited for another year at the UICA Holiday Artist’s Market. This is the 28th year, but the third in the new venue for the event: Steelcase Town Hall. With the new space, even more great artists, artisans, and craftspeople can show their work, and the variety of gifts for sale is amazing.

Both parking and entry to the event are free. We hope to see you there.

More Information at the UICA Website:



Hello, welcome to my new website! This is a way simpler website than the previous one, which I used to publish myself using i-web. Remember Apple took everything down and discontinued their services like 4 years ago? Well, this is how long it has taken me to have a decent website again.

So I guess this is the place where I “blog” or share announcements, news, new prints, work in progress, frustrations, shortcomings, etc.

Well, first thing on the list is:

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 

August 20 and 21, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

I am a participant and  I will be demonstrating how to make prints, then let people give it a try, and maybe sell some prints too.

The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be held August 20 and 21, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering.

For more information go to the website:

print and plate