David Wolfe (Portland, ME) is a master printer and founder of Wolfe Editions, a letterpress and fine art printing studio with educational programming in Portland, ME. Prior to opening his own studio, he worked for several well known printing establishments, including Stinehour Press in Lunenberg, Vermont and Anthoensen Press in Portland. Wolfe’s woodcuts, prints and handmade books are in the collections of Bates College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Special Collections and the Portland Museum of Art, as well as numerous private collections. He has led many workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and was Lead Printmaker in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in 2009. Wolfe studied printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Wolfe is a 2018 recipient of a Master Craft Artist Award from the Maine Crafts Association.
“I believe the best environment for learning a skill such as printing is one-on-one, in an active professional shop. The apprentice/student is not allowed to say ‘it didn’t turn out the way I intended but its ok’ because in the shop if it’s not right, we do it again. This is the environment I will teach David in and one he wants to learn in.” – David Wolfe
David Connor (Portland, ME) has been printmaking for four years and is self-taught. His linocut prints have been exhibited widely in Maine, and his imagery has been licensed by the Maine Surfers Union and Bissell Brothers. Connor holds a BA in English from the University of Maine, Orono and an MA in Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Maine. He is a full time teacher classroom art and fabrication instructor at the Baxter Academy of Science and Technology.
“I’m looking forward to exploring the boundaries of printmaking. I show my work regularly throughout town and intend on continuing to seek out public exposure opportunities. I’m also excited to bring my knowledge and experience back to the classroom and inspire my students to be printmakers! Kids love hands-on activities and printmaking is a perfect way to get kids excited about art.” – David Connor