kelly mcmahon
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  • Montpelier, VT
  • United States
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Shop clean-out #2: Italian Cotton Ribbon!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by kelly mcmahon Jul 17.

Envelopes, Coasters, and Packaging clean-out!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by kelly mcmahon Jul 16.

 

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kelly mcmahon replied to Gary Johanson's discussion Building a Business
"Gary, It sounds like you have all the makings in place to be a small, custom shop that focuses on your strengths--LETTERPRESS FOR THE PEOPLE! I loved your sneak peeks on instagram, of the young couple printing part of their invitations--that is…"
Nov 23
kelly mcmahon replied to Gary Johanson's discussion Building a Business
"Gary, I too am running a small letterpress shop in a not-so-saturated area...and I've had much better luck focusing my efforts on LOCAL business, local craft fairs, etc. The bulk of my custom work is filtered though local graphic designers,…"
Nov 19
kelly mcmahon replied to Courtney Peters's discussion Packing for a Vandercook SP-20
"Firstly, your bed plate shouldn't matter to anything, as long as it's level and brings your type/plates up to type high. Vandercook recommends no more than .03 over the undercut--so you'd want you paper and tympan/packing thickness…"
Nov 17
kelly mcmahon replied to Jenny Schwartz's discussion Shop logo on your work
"I absolutely do not put my logo on custom work. Clients pay me for their design, printing, etc and it should represent the best work I can do--but for them. I always include a business card (or two) in the box so if they're happy with my work…"
Sep 16
kelly mcmahon replied to kelly mcmahon's discussion Shop clean-out #2: Italian Cotton Ribbon!
"Just replied to your email, Lise!"
Jul 17
Lisé Currie replied to kelly mcmahon's discussion Shop clean-out #2: Italian Cotton Ribbon!
"Hello, do you still have all three spools? Can you let me know if I can purchase all three please? Thanks very much. Lise"
Jul 17
kelly mcmahon replied to kelly mcmahon's discussion Envelopes, Coasters, and Packaging clean-out!
"Hi Liz, Yes! I can ship to the UK for an additional cost. Let me know what you're interested in, and I can get you an accurate shipping quote. Best, Kelly"
Jul 16
Liz replied to kelly mcmahon's discussion Envelopes, Coasters, and Packaging clean-out!
"Do you do any international shipping on boxes or coasters? (UK) thanks, liz"
Jul 16

Profile Information

Make/model of press(es)?
C&P Pilot, C&P 8x12, Vandercook SP-15, Nolan and Vandercook proof presses
Press or Business Name
May Day Studio
Website:
http://www.maydaystudio.com
Printing for How Long?
since 2003
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
bookbinding
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Absolutely
About Me:
May Day Studio is Kelly McMahon, a one-time poet and type junkie who learned the tools of the trade and never looked back. I have a BA in English Literature from Smith College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts, where I spent (a little) time writing and (much more) learning the craft of letterpress. While in San Francisco, I interned at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and my book arts were shown at several group exhibitions. I now make my home in sleepy Montpelier, Vermont, where I can indulge my penchant for snow and sun--often in the same month.


Read the May Day Studio blog to find out more!
http://maydaystudio.blogspot.com

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Summer workshops with May Day Studio!

May Day Studio is pleased to announce the summer workshop schedule! Come on over and learn the ropes, or demonstrate your letterpress prowess--workshops are offered in two locations: Montpelier, Vermont, and West Springfield, Massachusetts. That's a lot of letterpress packed into six weekends...I hope to see each and every one of you there.



In the Montpelier Studio:

Saturday, July 7:…

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Posted on July 4, 2012 at 9:54pm

Call for Entries: Poetry Broadsides

Call for Submissions: Broadsides from New England Letterpress Studios Show 2012…



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Posted on January 8, 2012 at 2:30pm

Fall/Winter Workshops with May Day Studio!

May Day Studio is pleased to announce the fall/winter workshop schedule! Come on over and learn the ropes, or demonstrate your letterpress prowess--workshops are offered in two locations: Montpelier, Vermont, and Chicopee, Massachusetts. That's a lot of letterpress packed into seven weekends...I hope to see each and every one of you there.



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Posted on September 12, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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