Cate Kuzik, head honcho of Ochre Lea, is bringing her printmaking goods to Bison now for the second time! She first joined us last Christmas and she was a perfect fit. Cate has this to say about her work: "Ochre Lea (pronounced “oh-kerr-lee”), is a letterpress & leather goods company based in Edmonton. Using traditional printmaking techniques & fuelled by bright colours and graphics with mildly inappropriate phrases that make folks smile, Ochre Lea’s products are made in small batches, hand-fed one colour at a time, one piece at a time, often with crazy old machines." Keep up with Kate's process on both instagram//twitter (@ochrelea) and read on down below to see what makes Kate tick!
RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
OL: Printmaking is very tactile and hands on. I enjoy the relaxing and almost melodic feel of the running equipment, it really seems to sooth the soul.
RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
OL: I always seem to have too many things planned but am working on expanding my line of leather goods as well as some new designs for greeting cards.
RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018 (new materials? New ideas? New
Right now I'm focusing combining my passion for printmaking and textiles.
RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
OL: Lately, I have been taken with carving a lot of geometrics. The process of taking something that is perfect and seeing how it changes as I carve it is slowly becoming an obsession.
www.ochrelea.com <<< Head on over to Cate's full portfolio site to see the full scope of her work!