Visit Printeresting for more on Maya Woman Printers.

My photos and story of my visit to Los Leñateros at printeresting.org
My photos and story of my visit to Los Leñateros at printeresting.org

Sometimes I get to write for Printeresting.org. It is a very cool site. In 2011 Printeresting won the Warhol Foundation’s Writers Grant in the blog category. I feel lucky when I get 100 visitors on a day to this blog, so I am delighted to write for the online journal, Printeresting. Jason Urban, one of the founding editors, is a Kutztown University Fine Arts grad. Though I’ve never met him, Jason is good enough to edit my work.

Click the link in line one, above, to see my story on Taller Leñateros, a women’s papermaking and print collective in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Founded in 1975 by poet Ambar Past, the collective now boasts nine members, mostly women of Maya ancestry.

I am blessed to be on sabbatical, researching and working in Mexican print studios. Here are a few photo out-takes from my visit to San Cristóbal.

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Woodblock prints on handmade paper by Los Leñateros.
The white building is Taller Leñateros.
The white building is Taller Leñateros.

Los Leñateros, which means wood-gatherers, use native plants in their paper making. Here Kari, a master bookbinder shows me the recycled bicycle they use to shred flower petals.

The stationary bike.
The stationary bike.
Maps printed offset, scored on an old Thayer and Chandler letterpress.
Maps printed offset, scored on an old Thayer and Chandler letterpress.

The see the whole story of this amazing print workshop click here.

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