Tudor Street Etching and Print   A Cooperative Print Studio
791 Tremont St Boston 02118

Printmakers interested in short term use of the studio or in membership are invited to contact us.

Piano Factory
Introduction

Tudor Street Etching and Print, Originally located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a cooperative printmaking studio owned and run by its members. It was founded in 1982 by seven Boston area printmakers.

Facilities

The studio includes a ventilated acid area, nitric acid and ferric chloride for etching zinc or copper plates, an aquatint box, hotplates, and plate cleaning area. Storage shelves for paper and supplies are provided for each member. Facilities for printing include ink rollers for monoprinting and relief printing as well as blankets for etching, waterless lithography and collotypes. There is an American French Tool etching press with a 36" x 72" bed, soaking tray with a blotting table and blotters, and blotters and boards for drying prints. The studio has newprint, paper rags, solvents and grounds; members provide their own paper and ink.

Membership

Permanent members pay a monthly rent in addition to an initial fixture fee. There are currently six permanent studio members.

Arrangements for visiting artists and temporary members can be made on an individual basis.

Location

The studio moved from its original location on Tudor Street, Cambridge, in March 2008 and is now located in the Piano Factory in Boston's South End, a block west of Massachusetts Avenue. The building originally housed the Chickering Piano Company and when it was built it was the second largest building in the United States; only the U. S. Capitol was larger. The building is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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