Revival Book Arts
Laurin Ramsey, Nathan Lewis & Laura Rowley
At Revival Book Arts, we make paper, books and letterpress prints by hand at our studio in Trumansburg, New York. We uphold an integrity for craftsmanship while exploring contemporary functions and aesthetics of the objects we create. Our work revolves around commercial and artistic production and education through classes and open studio times. You're invited to our space to learn more!
ADDRESS6011 Sirrine Rd. Trumansburg, NY 14886
From Ithaca, take 96 through Trumansburg until you reach 227, where you’ll take a left turn. Drive about 4 miles, then take a right onto Sirrine Road directly across from the green Arc Veterinary Clinic sign. Drive approximately half of a mile. Pass the intersection of Sirrine and Wiliamee Road, and our studio will be the next house on the right at 6011 Sirrine. There is a gravel parking area with a large wood pile, and a loading dock on the front face of the house. The door to our studio is marked with a sign that reads “Revival Book Arts.”
In the fall of 2015, Nathan Lewis, Laurin Ramsey, and Laura Rowley joined forces at Revival Book Arts. They found the art of paper, letterpress printing and bookbinding through separate avenues: Nathan took part in Combat Paper workshops after returning from the army in 2006. He now facilitates workshops with veterans in the Northeast and produces editions of prints and artist’s books on handmade paper. Laurin grew up around letterpress printing with her grandfather having years of experience in the craft. She was naturally lured to the artisanal art and practice of letterpress printing, and now is the designer and printer of Liontail Press. Laura Rowley discovered book arts at Wells College. For her, bookmaking was a realization of her passion for art, craft, and education. She currently teaches classes and local workshops and produces artist’s books under Illuminated Press.
Nathan, Laurin, and Laura often create collaborative work in their studio. Objects include letterpress printed cards and art prints on cotton handmade paper, journals bound in diverse styles, and artist’s books they conceptualize together. They share a drive to utilize traditional tools and materials to create contemporary work that is tactile, functional, and unique. They also aim to share papermaking, letterpress printing, and binding through workshops at their studio and in the Ithaca area.