Perusing a plate covered with hard ground for etching
Daubers - for applying ink to the plate
Wiping an inked plate
Placing the paper on the plate
Adjusting the pressure
Bruce Muirhead is a self-defined painter/printmaker in the magic-realist mold. He was first introduced to the intaglio process in the early 1970's by his Middlebury College colleague, David Bumbeck. For the past 35 years, Bruce has been Professor of Art at Hamilton College where he teaches painting and drawing and runs the printshop. He is a longtime member of The Society of American Graphic Artists, The Copley Society of Art and The Boston Printmakers. He has exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions and is in many public and private collections throughout The United States. The Amity Art Foundation, Inc. in Connecticut recently published a catalogue raisonne of his etchings.
Amy Georgia Buchholz has a BA in art from Kirkland and Hamilton Colleges. She earned her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Buffalo where she studied with artist Harvey Breverman, and also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has taught Drawing and Design At Hamilton College and Art History at Utica College. She is a past recipient of The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking and a NY State Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residency grant. Amy specializes in the technique of drypoint. Her recent works are meditative investigations of the natural world.
Jake Muirhead also attended Hamilton College where he majored in Painting. He earned his MFA in Printmaking at George Mason University. Jake has exhibited his etchings and garnered awards in numerous national and international juried print shows. He is currently Associate Printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also teaches drawing at Montgomery College and Printmaking at The Washington Waldorf School.
William Salzillo, also Professor of Art at Hamilton College, learned printmaking as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and later studied lithography with Garo Antresian, a founder of the Tammarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. Inspired by his curatorial research as Director of Hamilton's Emerson Gallery, Salzillo's recent prints reference a combination of real and imagined historical events of Northern New York.