At Meridian Press, up the big hill from the Truckee River and in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Katherine Case carves linoleum blocks, hand-sets metal type and prints on an antique SP-15 Vandercook proof press. She calls up inspiration from the traditional textile patterns of Africa, Asia and the Pacific; from poetry and music; from her two small children and from the diverse and abundant landscapes of the Reno-Tahoe area.
Katherine is a poet, printmaker and former Peace Corps Volunteer. As Meridian Press she creates fine art prints, greeting cards and custom handmade books. Her poetry has appeared in numerous national publications and her linoleum carvings have illustrated books and broadsides, for which she has collaborated with poets such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kay Ryan, Chana Bloch and Jennifer K. Sweeney. She has taught book arts and letterpress printing for nearly a decade at the Academy of Art University, the Nevada Museum of Art, the San Francisco Center for the Book and Sierra Nevada College.
Watch Katherine at work in
Arteffects: Episode 322