This site focuses on the creative process and the art and craft of printmaking, primarily etching. Crown Point Press, founded in 1962, invites artists to work in its in-house etching and photogravure studios for published projects. Crown Point also offers workshops open to all and publishes books on the art and craft of etching and related topics. Located near the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Crown Point bookstore and gallery are open to the public.
Videos of artists who have worked at Crown Point Press.
- a four-minute film about etching: Wayne Thiebaud 2014
- Mamma Andersson
- Chris Ofili
- Alyson Shotz
- Richard Tuttle
In this video, watch how one key plate is inked and wiped for the print, Unclosed, by Julie Mehretu.