Xylographilia

The Love of Woodcuts

Portland, Oregon | 2475 Sales

Xylographilia

The Love of Woodcuts

Portland, Oregon 2475 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (653)
Liv Rainey-Smith

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Liv Rainey-Smith

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Freshly printed Cat on cherry wood veneer! Available, along with birch, birdseye maple, and regular maple later this week when they’re dry!

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About

Inside Xylographilia

Xylographilia is a combination of the word "xylograph" (literally "wood-writing") and the suffix "-philia" (meaning "love"), translates to "the love of woodcut" and was coined to capture the nature of the merchandise sold here. In addition to hand-pulled woodcut prints, you'll also find authentic wood veneer postcards and bookmarks, and other items featuring my art. Most of my subject matter is influenced by historic styles of printmaking, imagery drawn from folklore, dreams, and esoteric traditions.

My printmaking process blends traditional and modern tools with European and Japanese techniques, and every one of my fine art prints is printed by hand in small editions on cotton-rag paper or animal parchment. Although my woodcut process is always being refined, precision and technical control are constants. The main challenge is to adhere to these values while still leaving room for a certain amount of spontaneity.

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  • Liv Rainey-Smith

    Owner, Creator

    Liv Rainey-Smith specializes in hand-pulled xylographic prints. Her imagery draws primarily upon historic styles, folklore, dreams, and esoteric traditions. Rainey-Smith completed her BFA at the Oregon College of Art of Craft in 2008.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2018
I believe in sturdy packaging, prompt shipping, and at least one cup of tea every day.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact me immediately. I will accept returns within 21 days in their original condition. Buyers residing in EU countries have the right to return an item within 14 days of receiving the item.

If an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and save the packaging material in case we need to do a Post Office Insurance claim. Depending on the item I may be able to replace it.
Payment
Paypal or direct checkout.
Shipping
All prints 11 x 16" and smaller are shipped flat, sandwiched between rigid board, or in a rigid mailer, unless ordered along with larger prints. Larger prints are usually shipped gently rolled in a wide rigid tube.

Shipping is via US Postal Service, First class or Priority mail depending on weight.

Gift shipping: If your purchase is a gift and you would like it shipped without a receipt in the package, just let me know.

International buyers: Please note that your purchase may be subject to duty fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
About my materials:

I buy locally whenever possible and favor domestically made materials. My tools and woodblocks (which originate in Japan) are purchased from a fantastic local print supplier, McClains. My ink is made in Seattle, Washington by Daniel Smith. BFK Rives, my paper of choice is made in France (I am on the lookout for a domestic printing paper, but so far nothing I've tried suits my style).

Everything else:

If you have any questions or special requests (such as a particular # of a print edition), please convo me.

More information

Last updated on Feb 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

All of my art and items are available at wholesale for retailers or group orders. Please message me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

I am unable to accept additional custom work in 2017.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Though I do not gift wrap prints or cards, lapel pins are packaged boxed with ribbon. If your order is a gift please let me know so I can exclude pricing from the package. I will gladly add a note from you if requested as well.