Art Studio & Printery

Niagara Falls, Canada 1 Sale On Etsy since 2015


Art Studio & Printery

Niagara Falls, Canada | 1 Sale

Louise Rowe

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Louise Rowe

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    Announcement    Welcome to my basement studio!


    Last updated on 04 Sep, 2018

    Welcome to my basement studio!

    About OutofSortsStudio

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    On Etsy since 2015

    I'm Out of Sorts... A lot.

    Hi, I’m Louise and I’m an artist… Of Sorts!

    I'm originally Poole, a town in the County of Dorset, England. Although I did a brief stint at what is now Bournemouth Arts University, my education and career for the last decade has been focused on Customer Service, Tourism and Events. In 2016, following a need to update my qualifications and a desire to get a little bit more life experience, I moved to Canada to study at Niagara College. It is at this point that I met my boyfriend (he was my landlord, yes it's like a movie!) and the rest, as they say, is history. We currently live together in Niagara Falls, with our Australian Shepherd: Fitz.

    I've always needed creative outlets: sewing, photography, writing, jewellery making or painting and two years ago I rediscovered my love of printmaking. Following some great courses, I joined Poole Printmakers; a printmakers and artist cooperative in my hometown. In conjunction with this, through Poole Adult Education, I took courses in Photography, Creative Writing and Watercolour Painting and when I wasn’t doing any of those things I worked at a children’s theme park, right up until it was time to move.

    My time at Niagara College was extremely involved; there was little time for anything that wasn’t course related and after graduating I was fortunate enough to walk straight into a job. Actually, I’ve had some great jobs since moving to Canada; I ran a brewery, worked conferences and festivals, was a supervisor at a new winery and even fulfilled my childhood dream of being a Tour Guide around Niagara Falls! What I enjoyed the most was building relationships, learning about new things and discovering a little more about myself. However, something was missing. After much deliberation, I recently made the brave/stupid decision to stop working full time so that I could concentrate on getting my little business off the ground.

    Today, after seeking knowledge of an antique press I was gifted, both my boyfriend and myself are members of The Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum. I was recently honoured to be voted onto the Executive Board of the Charity and enjoy my role as Secretary. Our time with the Printery has so far afforded us the opportunity to volunteer at some amazing heritage events, yielded insight into the history of local printmaking and has given me the chance to learn so much about aspects of printing I knew nothing about. With a focus on Letterpress, it is great for me to be out of my comfort zone, learn from industry professionals and explore a new medium of printmaking that I’ve been dying to try!

    A year on, my skills have greatly improved and I feel incredibly fortunate to be at the point where I am now further developing my presence online, to include a complete overhaul of my Etsy shop!

    For all the latest antics from the studio follow us on Instagram & Facebook!

    Shop members

    • Louise Rowe

      Owner, Printmaker

      Hi, I'm Louise and I'm an artist... of sorts. I'm originally from Poole, England. I moved to Canada in 2016 for college, met my boyfriend got my Permanent Residency this year. We live together in Niagara Falls with our Australian Shepherd Fitz.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on 26 August, 2019
    Welcome to my little creative corner of the world where you'll occasionally find prints, watercolour originals, etching prints, photographs, and handmade cards amongst other things.

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
    Send items back within: 7 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 personalised orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale
    Returns and exchange details
    We will accept returns and exchanges if the item arrives with noticeable printing defects not disclosed prior to purchase. All efforts will be taken to ensure your item is packaged with care to protect during shipping. However, we cannot accept responsibility for damage during shipping and will not offer a refund under these circumstances.
    Paypal Payments only. Full payment must be made before an item will be shipped. Taxes will be applied where applicable.
    See individual listings for shipping information, or contact me directly with any questions.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    For custom orders, please don't hesitate to contact me.