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.

Please scroll down to shop and order your choice of Yoshiko's beautiful block prints!
 
Picture Name  Size   Quantity  Price   Additional
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Birds n Bees
Hummingbird I matted block print
limited edition of 96 prints
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Hummingbird I block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Hummingbird II matted block print
limited edition of 160 prints
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Hummingbird II block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
Birds n Bees Only a few left
Chickadees II matted block print
limited edition of 120
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
Birds n Bees Only a few left
Chickadees II block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Chickadees I matted block print
limited edition of 120 prints
 9" x 20" $85.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Chickadees I block print
matted & framed
 12" x 22.5" $275.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Kindness of Ravens - Autumn matted block print
no framed version
 12" x 16" $45.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Tea Blossoms matted block print
limited edition of 200 prints
 14" x 17" $95.00  ---
Birds n Bees
Tea Blossoms block print
matted & framed
 17" x 20" $285.00  ---
American Bungalow Cherry matted block print
limited edition of 300
 14" x 17" $75.00  ---
American Bungalow Cherry block print
matted & framed
 17" x 21" $265.00  ---
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  ---
Blackberries matted block print
limited edition of 330 prints
 12" x 16" $65.00  ---
Blackberries block print
matted & framed
 15" x 20" $245.00  ---
Blackbirds matted block print
limited edition of 300 prints
 14" x 11" $65.00  ---
Blackbirds block print
matted & framed
 18" x 14" $245.00  ---
Campanile matted block print
limited edition of 240 prints
 12" x 18" $95.00  ---
Campanile block print
matted & framed
 15" x 22.5" $285.00  ---
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  ---
Coastal Oaks matted block print
limited edition of 265 prints
 21" x 15" $120.00  ---
Coastal Oaks block print
matted & framed
 25" x 18" $320.00  ---
Only a few left
Cypress at Point Reyes block print
matted & framed
 20.5" x 17" $285.00  ---
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  ---
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  ---
In a Gentle Way matted block print
limited edition of 131 prints
 13.5" x 8.75" $45.00  ---
In a Gentle Way block print
matted & framed
 16.5" x 11.75" $120.00  ---
Kale double matted block print
limited edition of 198 prints
 9 3/4" x 12 1/2" $54.00  ---
Kale Flower block print
double matted & framed
 13 1/4" x 15" $154.00  ---
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  ---
Only a few left
Lavender matted block print
limited edition of 280 prints
 8 1/2" x 15 1/2" $65.00  ---
Only a few left
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  ---
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  ---
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  ---
Tulip Field - Sunset matted block print
limited edition of 220 prints
 12" x 19.5" $75.00  ---
Tulip Field - Sunset
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  ---
Only a few left
Windswept Cypress matted block print
limited edition of 210 prints
 8.5" x 15.25" $95.00  ---
Only a few left
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  ---
Year of the Sheep matted block print
limited edition of 100 prints
 11" x 17" $55.00  ---
Year of the Sheep block print
matted & framed
 13.5" x 20.5" $240.00  ---
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