Our 1,500 square foot Athens, Georgia shop is located in the historic Leathers Building. The Leathers Building is a 30,000 square foot industrial warehouse that has been transformed into a neighborhood commercial center for Pulaski Heights. The building is located next to the rail line and in its former life, served as a steel fabrication company. The building is currently home to a wonderful wine shop, the archive space for R.E.M., yoga and pilates studios, a landscape architecture firm and artists' studios, to name just a few.
Pulaski Heights BBQ serves up the best BBQ in town at the front of the building and very often you will find us having a pulled pork sandwich on the patio. The building was expertly renovated and its structure is notable for its barrel-arch trusses. It is a beautiful building with a dynamic community and we are thrilled to be nestled in amongst such wonderful folks. Former railroad loading dock platforms were renovated in the 1980s and now make up a lovely pedestrian walkway, linking all of the shops in the complex.
The front portion of the first floor houses our retail store, where customers can purchase cards, fine art prints, hand-bound books and shop supplies. The remaining space is devoted to the print shop with a second floor bindery and classroom. We showcase artists' books in our upstairs display cases and have an archive and library available to our students and shop members.
We have been collecting equipment for a long time and have found remarkable presses that print beautifully. We maintain our machines on a regular basis and keep them well lubricated and running smoothly.
At our Athens, Georgia shop
Chandler and Price, 8" x 12", treadle operated, circa 1895
Chandler and Price, 8" x 12", treadle operated, circa 1897
Chandler and Price, 8" x 12", treadle operated, circa 1908
Chandler and Price, 8" x 12", motorized, circa 1910
Heidelberg Windmill, 10" x 15", circa 1954
Heidelberg Windmill, 10" x 15", circa 1960
Vandercook Universal 1, circa 1958
Vandercook Universal 1 (automatic) with a tower and adjustable bed, circa 1961
Vandercook Universal 3 (automatic) with a tower and adjustable bed, circa 1963
Reliance guillotine, 25.5” blade, circa 1897
Rosback Perforator, circa 1899
Seybold standing press, circa 1895
3 Cast iron nipping presses
Kwikprint foil stamper
Kutrimmer, 29” blade
At our Winterville, Georgia drawing studio (for Artist Residents only)
Chandler and Price, 8" x 12", treadle operated, circa 1910
Charles Brand etching press, 18” x 36”