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Winter Tea 2012

The winter tea is an annual event at Painted Tongue Studios. It’s an event for our community to gather and catch-up with each other.

ImageGood food needs no introduction.

Image Lulu, our IT adviser and general enthusiast; Alex a local musician and husband of our staff members; and Liz a former apprentice who now works at Dependable Letterpress, enjoy delicious winter treats and tea.

ImageLulu, Mitsuko our incredible bookkeeper and coordinator of our card line, and maker of delightful whimsical books and boxes; Jenny former apprentice, teacher and card designer extraordinaire; and Marianne who at one time in the past was the right hand of the business.  

ImageLupe our newest member and client concierge; and Bill our chief letterpress printer, and weaver of poem and paper

ImageBettina one of our expert letterpress printers, an exceptional book artist, and instructor at Academy of Art, with Mitsuko


Kim our fearless leader, presenting the structure for our new organization The Painted Tongue Community.

Anybody interested in joining our community for salons, critiques, equipment rental, and terrific relationships please send us an email.


We’re at National Stationery Show 2011!

Ladies of Letterpress at National Stationery Show

Ladies of Letterpress at National Stationery Show

We’re exhibiting with Ladies of Letterpress at the National Stationery Show this year. It’s our first time at the show, and so far has been a terrific experience. The gals from the other 10 small letterpress shops who are in our booth have been wonderful to work with. We never would have made it here without them! Our booths are 2362, 2364, 2366, and 2368. If you’re at the show, come by and see us!

Painted Tongue botanical cards on display

Painted Tongue botanical cards on display

Painted Tongue botanical cards on display

Painted Tongue botanical cards on displayPainted Tongue Studios at National Stationery Show

See our Artwork at Comerica Bank

Art_Exhibit_ComericaThrough the months of December and January, come to Comerica Bank in San Leandro to see the wall hung paper sculptures by one of our letterpress printers, Bill Denham, the San Francisco photographs by another of our printers, Bettina Pauly, and mixed media prints by owner Kim Vanderheiden.

The paper in Bill Denham’s sculptures is from the scraps of our Painted Tongue Studios projects. Bill can tell you which project from which each set of papers originated.

Bettina Pauly’s photographs depict scenes around the Golden Gate Bridge, and compliment Kim Vanderheidens prints, which include the Bay Bridge, the cranes at the Port of Oakland, and other urban landscape.

If you get a chance to stop by, let us know what you thought of our work!

Sneak Peeks

days with Zahrah interview with Kim Vanderheiden

We should be able to post the segments aired on the days with Zahrah show very soon. In the meantime, here are two links we found that are related to the story:

Here is a transcript of the first segment. The written transcript is not very intelligible, actually, but there is a picture from the interview (also shown above). If you do decide to brave the “writing,” the letterpress talk begins at 00:21:00.

On Zahrah’s Facebook page, about halfway down on the left, is a video called “days with Zahrah 2010 episode #2 (HD).” It’s a short clip and if you watch to the end, you’ll see our Bill Denham printing on the Heidelberg.

More to come . . .


Our very own Bill Denham is a featured in a new show titled: “Broadsided! The Intersection or Art and Literature.”  The show features letterpress printed broadside work from artists across the USA.

The show is at 23 Sandy Gallery, in Portland, Oregon.  More information: here.

Here are some pictures of Bill’s other Broadside work: Continue reading

Steam Rolling On

SFCB Steam Roller Event 2009
The Roadworks: Steamroller printing event was really fun. The weather was great, there were tons of people, lots of interesting looking prints, and live ( steamroller ) printing!
We’ve added more pictures from the event on our flickr account.  Check it out for more printing fun.


Here’s our table at the Vendor Fair.

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