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  • Watch the press in action
  • Linoleum is hand carved for each design
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  • Clawhammer Letterpress

Clawhammer Letterpress & Gallery features a working letterpress studio and fine art gallery.

*NB: As of 2019, Clawhammer Press has relocated to a new studio space at 1232 6th Avenue. Visits are made by appointment only

The print shop features several traditional print presses:

  • 1916 Chandler & Price 18 x 12 inch ‘New Style’ Platen press
  • 10 x 15 Chander & Price New Style on loan from Salmonberry press
  • Adana 8 x 5-inch tabletop press nicknamed 'the laptop'
  • Vandercook SP-20 Proof Press providing the option of print areas up to 20" x 26"
  • The print shop also houses over 150 drawers of original and new wood & metal type, including many rare and discontinued typefaces

The gallery specializes in fine art typographical posters and paper products including business cards, coasters, stationery and more. Mike Hepher, the print master, is also a fine art painter and prepares many of his printed artworks from hand-carved wood and lino blocks.

A large gallery space displays Mike's work available for purchase and viewing. Clawhammer Press artwork is available to purchase online, and at Ghostrider Trading Pop Up Shop (661a 2nd Ave) - inquire for more information.

  • Contact Information
  • 250-946-6400
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  • www.clawhammer.ca
  • 1232 6th Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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