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Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Studio Tour: Sue Henry’s Block Prints and Textile Designs

Studio Tour: Sue Henry’s Block Prints and Textile Designs

I wouldn’t mind going to work here every morning. Open, well-lighted, quiet, and colorful, Sue Henry’s studio space in the back of her Del Ray rowhouse is a perfect retreat and workspace. Sue initially envisioned the studio as a place where she would throw pots and make sculptures, to continue the work she studied in art school in Philadelphia. After she had kids, though, the studio space evolved into a printmaking studio where she carves linoleum wood blocks and prints her designs onto fabric. “I realized that my time would be limited,” she says, “so I decided to create textiles. I needed something that was more immediate, something where I could both see the results quickly and where if I left it for two weeks it wouldn’t turn to dust or dry out. Also, I have rough and tumble boys, and for all of our sanity I needed to make things that they couldn’t break.” Sue finds that carving the blocks gives her the same thrill as carving clay....

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