Thursday, February 25, 2016

Announcing my new website!

Hi All,

I have recently updated my website, which can now be viewed at !

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Emerging Artist at Three Rivers Arts Festival

This last week has been a busy one!
I was selected to be one of eight Emerging Artists at Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.
Check out my online profile:

my booth!

One of the matrices I worked on during the festival

Friday, May 22, 2015

setting up a new space!

Alright folks, the new (used) etching press has finally arrived!!!
Stay tuned for more updates and new work soon to follow!

© 2003-2015 Elizabeth Claire Rose
All visual media © Elizabeth Claire Rose

Monday, April 27, 2015

On the Banks of the Yellowstone - woodcut

On the Banks of the Yellowstone is here! This woodcut illustrates my poem Two Step, and depicts a moonlit sky, the Yellowstone River and river bank. This is a two plate woodcut, carved from Shina plywood, and printed during my printmaking residency in North Carolina. Paper size is 11" x 10" and printed using archival oil-based inks on gray Pescia paper. Enjoy!

© 2003-2015 Elizabeth Claire Rose
All visual media © Elizabeth Claire Rose

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FOLKTALES & LEGENDS An Exhibition Without Borders

An Exhibition Without Borders

I am excited to have my etching "Village Music" included in FOLKTALES & LEGENDS: An Exhibition Without Borders, which opens this spring at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  

Over the last few years, I have been inspired by my family's connection to former Czechoslovakia. I am Czech & Slovak - of both nations.  Czechoslovakia has not existed since Slovakia became its own nation in 1993. Even though these places have different languages, cultures, and identities, they are forever in my life intertwined.

On a bicycle tour through Eastern Slovakia, I fell in love with the flora, and the wooden architecture.
I was amazed by the loudspeakers, which from times before were made to announce news and events.
During our bike ride, polkas emerged from the speakers.

Village Music - hand-colored intaglio print

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Printing at Penland

Hi folks! Here are some snapshots from my recent printmaking residency at Penland School of Crafts, in Penland, N.C. It was an amazing two weeks! I put in an average of 15 hours a day, totalling over 200 studio hours in 12 straight days. I was certainly tired at the end, but very happy to have had so much dedicated press / studio time. 

I had several goals and hopes for this residency. During the first week, I set type, printed pages for my limited edition hand made artist book, which features my poetry and illustrations. These were all printed on the letterpress. I printed some woodcuts to accompany my etching work. I also prepared some photo polymer plates to print on the Vandercook, editioned those, and will later finish them off with etching.

During the second week, I worked on my copper plates and editioned "American Chestnut."
Below are some pictures of two projects.

Stay tuned for more pictures and updates~!

American Chestnut plate with tools

proofs of American Chestnut etching with chine colle on soft white pescia and somerset papers

Printing a type high shina block on the Vandercook

This is the first run, and will later be the background for an etching

Friday, January 16, 2015

plate making and proofing

plates cooking on the hot plate, in preparation for new etchings!
completed matrix, ready for ferric
inking up the matrix
first proof and plate!