JUNE’S ARTIST OF THE MONTH IS
Judith, when we first met you took a tour of our warehouse, and we talked your
ear off. We feel it was an everlasting first visit, we seem to have made a customer and
friend for life. Your work is beautiful and your personality friendly and inviting.
We love that you care about our youth and printmaking so much. YOU inspire US.
You create a path where one is so very needed.
We appreciate you and all you do for the printmaking world.
Pictured Above: Dry Point Etching on Plexiglas
Judith has been working as an artist and printmaker for over 45 years.
She love all types of printmaking including relief, intaglio, dry point etching,
Solar Plate printing, serigraphy, lithography, you name it! She is always trying to
broaden her horizons and she truly loves learning new methods of printmaking from
the old to the new. The last few years she’s been trying to make her printmaking
practice safer with new water soluble inks and less toxic mordants for etching,
such as Ferric Chloride and copper sulfate. She’s taken many printmaking
workshops over the years, including a semester in Florence Italy. She also loves taking
classes at Frontline Arts in New Jersey, https://www.frontlinearts.org/. She also
teaches printmaking as a volunteer at her local high school where she also
substitute teaches. She has great interest in working with young people and feels it’s
her duty to keep the art of printmaking alive by teaching students. (WE TRULY
APPRECIATE THAT!) She says,”It’s a wonderful experience to see a young person
fall in love with printmaking, and it is so rewarding and enriching for me.” She
has also been taking many workshops in painting from Peter Fiore, who she
states is ‘an amazing teacher and painter’. She finds it very surprising to see
how painting influences her printmaking and printmaking influences her painting.
Judith’s husband Rip is also a printmaker, working almost exclusively as a
silk-screener. They travel to art fairs, mostly in the summer months, and display
their work together. You can visit Judith and Rip on their website
www.studiointhesky.net and click on the “shows” link to see where
they’ll be next. Their studio in Blooming Grove, PA is also open by appointment.
Pictured Above: Her studio in Blooming Grove, PA
Pictured Above: Printing a multi-plate intaglio of a Blue Heron
Pictured Above: Reduction linocut of a Willow Tree
Pictured Above: A Solar Plate etching of her husband, Rip
Pictured Above: A Solar Plate etching of her son, Corbin
Pictured Above: A Solar Plate etching of their winter woods at their residence.
Pictured Above: A three plate color intaglio of a Barred Owl
Pictured Above: Their booth set up at the Peter’s Valley Show
at Sussex County Fair Grounds
Pictured Above: Her latest piece, an etching on a copper plate of a Bald Eagle.
She used Ferric Chloride, Gamblin Portland black ink and Zerkel Copperplate paper she is so fond of.
To see more works by Judith, please visit: www.studiointhesky.net
Our Artists of the Month are special printmakers that deserve a little lime light, along with a 20% discount for the month they are featured! You will see their works of art, brief histories, as well as some fun facts about them and how they got to be where they are today.
To be featured as our artist of the month, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.