Bill Ritchie design in Washington State
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Michelle Unger Studio

Michelle's No. 40 image is unavailable--this is No. 25

Mini Halfwood Press No. 40

Specifications: 2008. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 600040. Walnut, ipe, steel, plastic, bronze.

Artist's Comment: Michelle met our daughter Billie Bryan in 2007 (Billie was a barista at an Edmonds coffee shop then) and through Billie suggested that we show our presses at the Edmonds Arts Festival, which Lynda and I did in June of 2008. Then Michelle wanted a Halfwood press. She hinted to her children after which they ordered it for her as a Christmas gift. Later she ordered a chase for printing with Safety-Kut, having seen my demonstration on YouTube.

Click to see the video testing the press.

The art festival turned out to be a highlight of our year! Thanks, Michelle!

Billie Jane Bryan, Granddaughter Matilda Bryan at 11 and Lynda

We won First Prize for our booth without knowing we were in a competition!

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