I’m a Postgraduate Researcher, based in Canterbury, UK. My PhD explores how print technologies, such as the typewriter and letterpress impacted works of fiction between 1890 and 1940.
I teach modules in English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University, and in Linguistics at the University of Kent.
Last year I coordinated the successful HLF funded Letterpress Reimagined Project, based at Sissinghurst Castle. In partnership with the National Trust, we reprinted a poem by Vita Sackville-West using a Minerva Platen press from 1885, running this alongside the Hogarth Press, used by Leonard and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s. This was fully typeset and letterpress printed by ten project volunteers, who were trained to use both the freestanding and table top platens. I continue to lead workshops and consult with the National Trust regarding letterpress and printing issues.
When I’m not working or studying, I like nothing better than rescuing a rusty old press and getting it back up and running.
I have 18 Adana table top presses, an Adana TP71, a Vicobold, and a Cropper Peerless Platen.
I print poetry, broadsides and general stationery and art products.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org