Jules Faye will be at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry during the museum open hours in March for our second Mini Printing Residency of 2018. She’ll be working with Monotype ornaments to print a series of decorative art stamps.
Jules began printing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1970’s, gaining her print skills at a small commercial shop and then amidst the 80’s Movement printers. Relocating to Seattle in the 1990’s to pursue a life of books, she met Chris Stern and together they began a venture as Stern & Faye Printers. For 15 years the Stern & Faye Print Farm was located in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, printing fine press chapbooks, commercial letterpress job work, and offering hand-bindery. In 2006 Chris Stern passed away, and a few years later the farm was sold and most equipment dispersed to friends and colleagues. Jules has continually taught letterpress printing and bookbinding workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is currently involved in programming through Skagit Book & Paper Arts.
Come by to say hello, talk to her about the legacy of Stern & Faye Printers, learn about upcoming workshops she’s teaching, and to see a master letterpress printer at work!