Facilities

The teaching studio

The teaching studio

Zea Mays Printmaking is housed in a 6,000 square foot studio in the Baystate section of Florence in an old mill built in the late 19th century that once made Cutlery. We are located at 320 Riverside Drive in Florence, Massachusetts (just outside of Northampton).

Our studio is comprised of several spaces. On the main floor we have our teaching studio with a 32″ x 60″ Takach etching press and a 24″ x 48″ Charles Brand Etching Press, and a 24″ x 42″ Praga Etching Press as well as our Etching facilities, Screen printing facilities, computers and Photopolymer facilities. The main floor also houses The Annex, our private studio for residency artists and editioning projects. Our Flat File Project and a critique area are also located on the ground floor.

Upstairs is our Members’ Studio with 2- 24″ x 48″ Takach Etching Presses, a 24″ x 42″ Rembrandt Pelican Etching Press and 18″ x 24″ Showcard Relief Press, 1 Kelsey 8″ x 10″ clamshell press and 1 Kelsey 3″ x 5″ clamshell press and various cases of type, eight works stations, hot plate, library and kitchen.

Our Facilities

  • 1 – 40″ x 72″ Takach etching press
  • 1 – 32″ x 60″ Takach etching press
  • 2 – 24″ x 48″ Takach etching press
  • 1 – 24″ x 48″ Charles Brand etching press
  • 1 – 24″ x 42″ Rembrandt Pelican etching press
  • 1 – 34″ x 42″ Praga etching press
  • 1 – 18″ x 24″ Showcard relief press
  • 1 – 8″ x 10″  Kelsey clamshell press
  • 1 – 3″ x 5″ Kelsey clamshell press
  • NuArc UV plate exposure unit (up to 18″ x 24″ plate size) in designated darkroom with sink and plate processing facility
  • Professional spray booth for airbrush aquatints
  • full plate processing facilities including vertical etching tanks with ferric chloride
  • large sink
  • hotplates
  • light tables
  • plate cutter
  • print drying unit
  • exhibition space
  • library of books and periodicals
  • gallery with rotating exhibitions and the Flat File Project and Archives

The Annex (The Private Studio)

  • 1- 42″ x 70″ Takach etching press
  • 3 large work tables
  • 1 large inking table
  • sink
  • refrigerator
  • bathroom

Click on a photo below to see a slideshow of our facilities: