New website – ink.paper.plate PRESS

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I’ve outgrown my web space and have moved. Please visit my new (consolidated) arts website ink.paper.plate PRESS I’m still making art and offering workshops as well as personalized instruction on a variety of printing topics.

Check out the upcoming classes, new work, and upcoming events.

– Sirima Sataman
Read more about Sirima and ink.paper.plate PRESS


Fall Open Studios Recap

•November 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Its been a busy few months with Open Studios and the holidays. I met all kinds of interesting folks at the 3 Open Studios events. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit. During October, I moved from my Santa Cruz Studio to a new shared studio in Hunters Point Shipyard. We had over 5000 people visit the Hunters Point Shipyard Artist Studios. I have fabulous studio-mates and am looking forward to all sorts of new collaborations. I’ve been getting my old Asbern letterpress up and running thanks to Allen Hillsheim and Leah Jachimowicz. In November, I scored a humongous 4 x 8 (YES!!!) motorized Takach etching press from Sharon Heitzenroder and had it moved from Oakland to SF. That took 4 guys, a big truck and removing a wall from the studio. Needless to say, I’ve fallen behind on my actual art projects and prep for Holiday Sales. Oh well, 2012 is looking promising. 🙂

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Start of the Edition

•August 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Up to now I’ve been doing test prints. Here I go starting my edition varie. This print took way many MANY more hours and I expected. (sigh) the downside of large prints. But I like them as monochromes… might skip the color. it would require accurate registration and a few more passes through the press on the same paper. we’ll see. the whole thing gets chine colle’d onto a 36 x 48 sheet of BFK.

New SF Studio

•August 1, 2011 • 1 Comment

I now have a SF studio in Dogpatch – open by appointment

This will be my first year participating in San Francisco Open Studios – Weekend 3 – October 15 & 16, 11am to 6pm [SOMA, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview]

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For those of you in the Monterey Bay Area, I will also be participating in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios – Weekend 1 – October 1st & 2nd, 11am to 5pm [North County]

Monotype Intensive Workshop – photos

•May 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Here are photos from the workshop that we took (thanks to Susan Spann & Jenny Robinson). I used one of the drawings from the Farm debris series and created a plate from a piece of varnished illustration board. A much cheaper, faster alternative than copper plate.

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Artist Misaki Matsui – photos from Kala

•May 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Had a really wonderful 2 weekend Monotype Intensive workshop at Kala taught by Jenny Robinson. We had lots of printing time and fabulous instruction. During the class I met Misaki Matsui, a fellow Kala artist who is working a photo series of artists at work. She was kind enough to send me 2 of the photos she took. Can’t wait to see how her series turns out.

3rd drawing for the Farm Debris series.

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Here’s number 3. I think its time to try printing these as trace monotypes. I’m taking another Monotype class up at Kala with Jenny Robinson this month.