Artist: Julia Lont
Business Name: Blue Camas Press
Address: 2042 SE Crystal Circle [map]
Blue Camas Press is my creative outlet for hand-made print projects. I create linoleum blockprints and print them using my 1896 Chandler & Price platen letterpress. I create a variety of works on paper: cards, prints, tags, coasters, calendars, and other ephemera. I also do custom letterpress printing: business cards, invitations, announcements, etc.
Most of my designs I sketch from life or from photographs and then transfer to linoleum blocks for carving. I’m inspired by nature–plants, flowers, animals, fruits and vegetables–and in particular, the things I find around me in the Willamette Valley that make it such a lovely place to live!