wizeowlhandprints

Wize Owl Handprints

Mancos, Colorado

Announcement    Hello & welcome to my store!

I design, carve & print all of these original designs by hand. The handmade quality is evident in every hand pulled print, printing one at a time in a slow timeless method.

My work is inspired from direct observations from nature. I am a lifelong explorer of wild places & am passionate about the native flora & fauna throughout North America & worldwide.

Also please like my facebook page: wize owl handprints.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 12, 2020

Hello & welcome to my store!

I design, carve & print all of these original designs by hand. The handmade quality is evident in every hand pulled print, printing one at a time in a slow timeless method.

My work is inspired from direct observations from nature. I am a lifelong explorer of wild places & am passionate about the native flora & fauna throughout North America & worldwide.

Also please like my facebook page: wize owl handprints.

Items

 

Kit Fox Woodcut

$28.00

Lynx Woodcut

$28.00

Hedgehog Woodcut

$50.00

Narwhal Patch

$8.00

Pika Patch

$8.00

Owl Patch

$8.00

Moose Woodcut

$28.00

Bear Woodcut

$25.00

Amy Grogan

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Amy Grogan

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About wizeowlhandprints

Sales 119
On Etsy since 2009

Hand carved designs from nature.

I was commissioned to illustrate a book about endangered species of Southwestern Colorado years ago & realized that block printing would translate well. I studied block printing in school and always loved it so I dove back into this ancient method of printing.

Before I opened my shop I travelled to India & studied their traditional techniques using natural dyes.

I started out hand printing cards which I sell wholesale nationwide currently. Basically, the process involves hand carving an image out of linoleum block or wood, then hand mixing inks, rolling the ink with a brayer on to the surface of the block, soaking heavyweight printing paper, blotting it and then registering the paper with the block. I transfer the image with a marble rolling pin by hand.

I prefer hand printing because I can edit the colors and am not stuck with thousands of cards in the same color.

Shop members

  • Amy Grogan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Studied block printing in India with the famous Khatri Bros. of Gujarat, India. My last solo show of block prints was in southern France.

Production partners

  • Black Swan Printing

    Houston, TX

    Small scale silk screen printing business. Made in the USA.

  • Cards of Wood

    Belmont, MI

    Prints on wooden postcard from my original woodcut design.

  • Patches4Less

    FL, United States

    Embroidered patches

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2017
Wize Owl Handprints seeks to transform the world market to supporting hand block printed designs. I believe in using quality natural fibers. The subtlety & nuances of a hand printed piece are totally unique unlike a machine printed counterpart. The evidence of the hand behind the work is there to the joy & delight of the eye.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
For full refund, items must be returned asap & unworn. Please contact me if unsatisfied with purchase to make arrangements. I can exchange an item for something else in my shop of similar value. If damaged in the mail, contact me immediately.
Payment
paypal, credit card
Shipping
USPS to domestic & international locations. For international, insurance added to ensure delivery. Ask for rates. Please confirm to me as soon as possible after delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am interested in selling wholesale for retail. Please inquire. Minimum order is required.