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Nashville, Tennessee 37211

Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.

"Puffy Goldfinch" - American Goldfinch

Art Prints

Bookbinding is my passion, and printmaking is my obsession. I am constantly challenging the limits of detail that I can achieve by carving into linoleum. I pull each print one at a time on antique presses and print on archival paper using offset lithography inks and colorfast pigments.

"Puffy Goldfinch" - American Goldfinch

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"Puffy Goldfinch" - American Goldfinch

30.00

Birdwatching can be a magical experience. As an avid birdwatcher I enjoy identifying, photographing, feeding, and researching all of the birds that frequent my backyard.

The "Puffy Goldfinch" is from my "Backyard Birds" series. Each is letterpress printed on an antique Chandler and Price Old Style platen press from 4 hand-carved linoleum blocks. They are printed on Mohawk Superfine 70lb. natural cover. The edition size of each print is 110 and each print will be signed and numbered. The printed area measures 4 inches by 4 inches on paper measuring 6 inches by 9 inches. 

The "Backyard Birds" series is ongoing and currently includes 5 birds:

Nashville Warbler
Puffy Goldfinch
Wet Robin
Hungry Nuthatch
Windblown Hummer

Choose your favorite or purchase all 5 at a special price!

All artwork is copyright MARY LOUSE SULLIVAN. Rights are not transferred with sale.

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