The Printshop at Overpass Project
Founded in 2015, Overpass Projects now owned and operated by Master Printer Julia Samuels.
Overpass Projects is a soup to nuts printmaking studio where Julia practices all forms of intaglio, etching, engraving, photogravure, relief printing, screen printing, lithography and letterpress. Overpass is connected to a wide community of artists and designers, casting the net wide, innovating new ways to bring other disciplines into the print shop and to push printmaking out into the world.
Overpass Projects is located in the emerging Valley Arts District of Providence, Rhode Island, a neighborhood full of creative people quickly gaining ground. The studio is situated within the collaborative studio space The Wurks, where we enjoy partners with many backgrounds and much expertise. With master furniture makers, welders and printmakers all under one roof, the sky is the limit!
Officially founded in 2015, Overpass is the realized dream, 20 years in the making. Julia was introduced to printmaking when she was in high school and has been committed to the craft since before she could drive. She purchased her first press before her first beer, and in and out of school has committed herself to understanding all the tools of the trade.
Art makes the world a better place. Printmaking allows original hand handcrafted art to be accessible to the public, and Julia is dedicated to maintaining the often antiquated techniques of printmaking through the ever expanding world of contemporary art. Printmaking and printing's place in the world has always been in flux: each form of printmaking transitions from being the height of reprographic technology to being completely outdated, at which point we are able to employ these obsolete techniques to make art. Printmakers share a duty to continue the contemporary practice of printmaking to, along with our historical collaborators, ensure the craft's existence far into the future.
Overpass Projects is constantly looking for vibrant artists to work with, places to show our work, and collectors to support our efforts. We kindly invite you to share with us, and please reach out with any questions, suggestions, requests, offers or blessings.