Arts & Crafts Press Block Prints
by Yoshiko Yamamoto
Click here to view a larger picture The Arts & Crafts Press was founded some years back by Bruce Smith and his wife, Yoshiko Yamamoto.

Bruce is an author and lecturer on the Arts & Crafts movement; Yoshiko has co-authored a book with Bruce, but she is primarily an artist. She has emerged over the years as a superb designer of greeting cards, block prints, posters and book covers. Her Japanese heritage provides the inspiration to capture the oriental aesthetic so sympathetic with, and complementary to, the art of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

In addition to designing, sketching and painting, Yoshiko runs the letter-press printer (shown at right on her Vandercook hand press), printing her cards, block prints and posters using hand cut wood or linoleum blocks, one for each color. As one would expect, Yoshiko also uses a variety of acid free papers, each best suited respectively for cards, block prints or posters.

All the block prints are signed and numbered limited editions. Most are matted with a dark, contrasting color carefully chosen to best emphasize the print. All prints are also available framed, and the mat colors are carefully selected to complement both the print and frame. The frames are of quartersawn oak, and are mortise & tenon construction by Dard Hunter Studios.

Yoshiko's (Yo-she-ko) work is greatly admired by those of us familiar with the current Arts & Crafts movement. Yoshiko also has an enchanting personality and her art and charm always draw a crowd to her booth when she is at a show.
 
Picture Name  Size   Quantity  Price   Additional
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Peace Lanterns matted block print
limited edition of 180 prints
 10" x 18.5" $100.00  ---
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Peace Lanterns block print
matted & framed
 12.5" x 23.5" $290.00  ---
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Chickadees I matted block print
limited edition of 120 prints
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
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Chickadees I block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
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Chickadees II matted block print
limited edition of 120 prints
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
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Chickadees II block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
Apple Blossom matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Apple Blossom block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
Black Bear matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 9 1/2" x 18" $70.00  ---
Black Bear block print
matted & framed
 12 1/2" x 21" $260.00  ---
Blackberries matted block print
limited edition of 330 prints
 12" x 16" $65.00  ---
Blackberries block print
matted & framed
 15" x 20" $235.00  ---
Blackbirds matted block print
limited edition of 300 prints
 14" x 11" $65.00  ---
Blackbirds block print
matted & framed
 18" x 14" $245.00  ---
Carmel Coast - Morning Triptych matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 27 1/8" x 14 3/8" $240.00  *
Carmel Coast - Morning Triptych block print
matted & framed
 34 1/4" x 19 1/2" $450.00  *
Cherry Tomato matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Cherry Tomato block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
Eucalyptus Hills matted block print
limited edition of 190 prints
 7" x 15" $55.00  ---
Eucalyptus Hills block print
matted & framed
 10" x 18" $265.00  ---
Fir Branch matted block print
limited edition of 330 prints
 12" x 16" $75.00  ---
Fir Branch block print
matted & framed
 15" x 20" $255.00  ---
Garlic matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Garlic block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
Kayaking at Glacier Bay matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 17" x 14" $80.00  ---
Kayaking at Glacier Bay block print
matted & framed
 21" x 17" $270.00  ---
Lavender matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Lavender block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
Pumpkin Patch matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 12" x 16" $65.00  ---
Pumpkin Patch block print
matted & framed
 15" x 20" $245.00  ---
Snail & Mt Fuji matted block print
limited edition of 250 prints
 11" x 19" $95.00  ---
Snail & Mt Fuji block print
matted & framed
 15" x 24" $285.00  ---
Summer Oaks Morning matted block print
limited edition of 150 prints
 11" x 17" $95.00  ---
Summer Oaks Morning block print
matted & framed
 13 1/2" x 20" $275.00  ---
Summer Oaks Sunset matted block print
limited edition of 150 prints
 11" x 17" $95.00  ---
Summer Oaks Sunset block print
matted & framed
 13 1/2" x 20" $275.00  ---
Tangerines matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Tangerines block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
The Kindness of Ravens Triptych matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 34" x 16" $240.00  *
The Kindness of Ravens Triptych block print
matted & framed
 20 3/4" x 41" $450.00  *
Tortoise & Hare matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 13" x 18" $65.00  ---
Tortoise & Hare block print
matted & framed
 16 1/2" x 21 1/2" $275.00  ---
Tulip Field - Morning matted block print
limited edition of 220 prints
 12" x 19.5" $75.00  ---
Tulip Field - Morning
matted & framed
 16" x 22" $265.00  ---
Wild Grapes matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Wild Grapes block print
matted & framed
 12" x 19 1/2" $235.00  ---
Windswept Cypress matted block print
limited edition of 210 prints
 8.5" x 15.25" $95.00  ---
Windswept Cypress block print
matted & framed
 12" x 20" $305.00  ---
Winter Fog in Olalla matted block print
limited edition of 250 prints
 19 1/2" x 12" $195.00  ---
Winter Fog in Olalla block print
matted & framed
 22" x 16" $380.00  ---
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