Carve Between the Lines is an artist studio/gallery/and classroom space that focuses on the relief printmaking processes. It is run by Natalie Ricciardi, 2017 alumna of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BFA in Printmaking, in partnership with The Dungeon, a non profit space located in the Walker's Point Neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At Carve Between The Lines we believe that it is important to take the time to express oneself. As a student in a workshop, you are the bridge between the old -relief printmaking began as early as AD 105 - and new, you as a human in the modern world, full of your own experiences, viewpoints, and ideas. By making prints one learns about themselves as much as they do the medium. It's good to try new things, and by making multiples one can say prints are meant to be shared.
It is our goal to:
- Build a community of relief print-makers to share knowledge and advice about the medium,
- Provide support for print-makers, encourage collaboration and a free-flow of information,
- Provide practical means like a space to work in, supplies and equipment, and gallery space to display work for sale.
In my personal art practice...
To: Readers From: Natalie
As a modern print-maker, I strive to be conscientious with my materials and am always seeking new mediums to intertwine with relief. It is important to me to keep the old ways alive while simultaneously using modern knowledge and technology to be as resourceful and efficient as possible. There is a sadness that comes with constant stress of city life and a disconnect from Nature - making woodcuts is my catharsis. There is something magical about teaching- it helps me keep a Beginners Mind- it is very rewarding to share knowledge and learn twice as much in return.
To view my works for sale please visit my Etsy store