Bill Ritchie design work in Montana
Eva Mastandrea Collection
Passive and active sides for Eva Mastandrea's Galleon Halfwood Press
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 19
Specifications: Serial No. 90019. Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel and drives gears (concealed) and with rack-driven bed, approximates a 6:1 mechanical reduction. Styled in solid black walnut wood with wenge interlayer on the base' foots. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual, 5-piece Allen wrench set, and the designer's paperback semi-fiction book, "A Printmaker's Tale ."
About Eva: Eva Mastandrea has taught art classes all over the world, including two trips with Semester at Sea and at Toyo University in Japan, where she taught calligraphy as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. She has also led semester long art trips to Italy and France. Mastandrea has exhibited her own art in non-profit venues throughout the state of Montana and has held artist residencies in the United States and abroad. She currently teaches printmaking, painting, drawing and advanced studio courses at Montana Western in Dillon, MT. In addition to her teaching duties, Eva serves as the chair of the Mary Baker Emerick Trust which allocates scholarship funds for Montana Western art students.
Ritchie's comment: Eva called to order her Galleon Hallfwood Press in May, just before taking off for one of her European workshops. She renewed her order on her return, working through her university connection. I then finished detailing her press and updated the PressGhost and sent it in July.
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