Thursday, 5 December 2013

Miss Larue - my new etching press

Keith and Nancye from Merlarue Etching Presses installing Miss Larue

I am very excited to say my new etching press was delivered yesterday and she's a beauty.
She was designed, made and delivered by the versatile and talented
team of Keith Wiltshire and Nancye Canobie from

If you are looking for a press I can thoroughly recommend
getting in touch with these guys.
Absolute pleasure to deal with.
It took less than 3 weeks for them to build and personally deliver
the press (driving from Castlemaine in Victoria to Queensland no less!)
Some other companies I'd approached had only just gotten
 around to responding to my initial email!  
Their pricing is very reasonable too.

Keith and Nancye are both established printmakers and have an 
extensive knowledge and keen interest in the art of printmaking.

I am so looking forward to playing around with Miss Larue (or Merle to her friends).
If anyone wants to come play - just drop me a line :)

Thanks Keith & Nancye.
Love your work :)


  1. Oh!I have press envy....
    It(she?) looks lovely, Robyn, and I'm sure you'll produce some stunning work. How could you not!

    1. Don't be envious Di, you are welcome to come and play when you are in the neighbourhood :)

  2. oh wow! you must have been a good girl for santa to bring you a HUGE press(ie) xx

    1. I have been a good girl for a VERY LONG TIME in order to get this little beauty under the tree :) My piggy bank is now officially empty !

  3. Congratulations Rob! How exciting! What fun you are going to have. :-)

  4. Thanks Amanda. SO MANY ideas swimming around in my head. Having fun already :)

  5. A bit late seeing your post Robyn, but I am so excited for you. It looks fabulous and I can't wait to see the beautiful work coming from your studio.

  6. Thanks Helen. Have been playing around with leaves, feathers and post-printing shellac and will consider getting serious very soon (maybe) but having too much fun at the moment. Imagine all my playings will be cut down &/ arranged to constitute a book at some stage.

  7. Never too late to express my admiration. Miss Larue is a beauty! I wish I could hop over (two continents and an ocean) to play with her too. Staying tuned to your etchings though.

    1. Thanks Ersi Marina - Miss Larue and I are still getting acquainted - I think I'm still in awe of having such a beauty in my presence.