Butcher Press is a design and print workshop specializing in limited edition screen printed artwork. It is owned and operated by Katy Yeaw - a Pennsylvania native who now calls San Diego, California her home.
Katy earned a degree in fine arts at Juniata College in PA, and was introduced to printmaking while spending a year at Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. Postgraduate work at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland solidified her love of printing.
Soon after, she found herself working under master printer Jean-Paul Russell at Durham Press - a renowned fine art print shop in Bucks County, PA. In her off hours she started screen printing posters for local Philadelphia bands, which eventually evolved into printing small editions of her hand-drawn illustrations.
Katy also enjoys incorporating her illustration into graphic design and has created artwork for logos, posters, street signs, stationary, wedding invitations, stickers, album art, and more. Her style is simple clean and vibrant.
Feel free to contact her to discuss any ideas or projects. In the meantime follow here to stay up to date on new prints and upcoming events.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why "butcher press"?
The Butcher is one of the first prints I ever made. I still love it. It is an etching with chine-colle and hangs in my living room.
Wait, what is it you do?
I make serigraphs (silk screen prints). These are not reproductions of previously made artwork. They are hand-drawn illustrations made specifically to become pulled-by-hand- limited edition prints. And they are truly limited. No edition is greater than 40.
If a print is sold out, will you ever print it again?
No, never ever.
What kind of paper do you use?
French Paper: Construction Pure White 100lb. Usually.
Do you ship Worldwide?
Do you frame prints?
Yes. I'd be happy to frame your print. I charge between $50 and $175 to archivally mount and frame a print - depending on the size. This is kind of a steal in the framing world.
Can you recommend a local San Diego framer if I want something more elaborate?
Yes! Michelle Robinson from Ray Street Custom Framing is incredible. She is located in North Park. Click here to visit her website.
Why does it cost so much to ship a framed print?
Shipping a framed print gets pricy. About $50+ for the larger ones. (Packing materials, labor, USPS or FedEx - it adds up). Contact me for an estimate and more details.
Do you do commissioned work?
I do - private and commercial inquires are very welcome!
If I live nearby, can I pick up my order to save on shipping?
Yes, absolutely. Just send me a message through the contact tab and we'll make a plan!