Griffin press, manual, 24”x44”
steel bed, micrometers.
American French Tool Press, manual, 30' x 52", steel bed, micrometers.
*Viscosity rollers and brayers
*Drying racks, light tables, sinks
*Personal storage bin
*Flat File storage
*Studio display & lounge area
*Ferric chloride etching bath (vertical tank)
*Storage racks for silkscreens
*Handicap accessible bathroom
*In house art library
Circling the Square Fine Art Press is over 1,700 square feet and includes exhibition space for rotating exhibitions of artists’ work. The studio is also equipped with a Griffin Press (bed 24"x44") and and an American French Tool Press (bed 30"x52"), flat files, drying racks, work & light tables, a five foot stainless steel sink with power sprayer, book presses, viscosity rollers, brayers, paper cutter, and a handicap access bathroom.
One of the most important benefits of press membership is being part of a vibrant community of printmaking artists that share excitement, creative problem solving, and technical support for print based arts. Karen Adrienne, who is a founder of Circling the Square Fine Art Press, has been printing for over 30 years. She was
Professor of Art in Printmaking and Drawing. at the University of Maine @ Augusta until 2017. She is especially helpful in problem-solving and enjoys working with, and supporting those members who want to develop a particular print project.
The press is in the Historic Dictrict of downtown Garidiner. There is a park across the street from the studio and the Cobbesse Stream runs behind it. There are walking trails along the Kennebec River and cafes and restaurants along Water Street.