I'm a printmaker creating custom carved portraits of pets, families & logos for makers

Block Print Pet Portrait

Pet Portraits

Pets are beloved members of our family, admire them in print with a custom carved portrait (These make great gifts!) Includes one hand pulled print to frame, and the block to use for future DIY print projects.

Block Print Family Portrait

Family Portraits

Digital photos are wonderful, but the character that emerges from a hand carved family portrait is truly magical. From your image - I can draw, carve and create an original work of printed art.

Logo Blocks for Makers & Creatives

Logo Blocks

I love supporting my fellow makers & creatives by offering hand carved logo blocks. These blocks can add that hand printed touch to your marketing, packaging and promotional efforts.

I’m a huge fan of the quarterly print magazine Uppercase, so I was over the moon to be featured in a recently published book called Print/Makers

Read more here!


Also check out my online course!


Beginner Block Printing

What I love about the print & surface pattern process is that it’s part design planning and working with my hands. There is just enough order and just enough play.
— Catherine Ruddell
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About Me

A background in design and an interest in sustainability led me to the the unique opportunity to live in a demonstration passive house where I was a project ambassador, facilitated public tours, AND completed an artist residency.

My professional career has provided me a unique perspective and knowledge in the areas of small business management, creative marketing, community development and sustainability - all of which influence my personal work as printmaker and surface pattern designer.

Proud to Support #buildbetterfeelbetter

Proud to Support #buildbetterfeelbetter

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Passive House at Alt Summit


How My Brand was Born in a Passive House

I’ll be presenting my story of living and growing a creative business in a Passive House with 2000+ attendees at ALT OASIS!

My workshop is title Layers of Experience: Meaningful Making and the Creatively Sustained Lifestyle, where I’ll share how my love for creating print & pattern found renewed purpose when combined with my residency in a Passive House.

ALT OASIS takes place March 24-29th, 2019 in Palm Springs CA. Attendees are open-minded, smart, and design-conscious. They are intentional about their lives and freely share what they've learned. I can’t wait to share how better buildings can positively impact the planet with a new, and influential, audience!