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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bidding Adieu to Hambly Studios


I am very sad for many reasons. It means Allison and others don't have jobs anymore. It means that one of the best scrapbooking companies around (the BEST papers, the BEST transparencies, the BEST rub-ons, the BEST stickers) is shuttering its doors. It also means the end of an era. 

Not only did Harry Hambly produce scrapbook papers but Hambly Studios has been in business for more than thirty five years. Harry Hambly used to design posters and stickers in the '60's. Harry Hambly was Corita Kent's printer. You can read more about it here.  


I always wanted to tour Hambly Studios. I took it for granted that they would be there "next time" every time I trekked up to Northern California. I'm heading there a week from Thursday and I'm not sure if they'll still be there. It would have been a wonderful experience, most definitely. 

In the meantime, I'm not stocking up (at the moment) or hoarding my supplies but I'm using them. I cut down a bunch of transparencies (into 3 x 4" pieces) for my upcoming classes. I have enough to possibly last me through summer. After that, well, we'll see.

By the end of 1967, Corita had begun working with the printer Harry Hambly in Santa Cruz, California. She sent her images and texts, swatches of color, and layouts on scraps of paper for Harry to decipher and print. Corita would then approve and hand-sign each one. No longer relying on hand-cut stencils, she could incorporate images taken directly from newspapers and later her own photographs to be transferred onto the screens. Harry Hambly remained Corita’s printer for the rest of her life.

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By the end of 1967, Corita had begun working with the printer Harry Hambly in Santa Cruz, California. She sent her images and texts, swatches of color, and layouts on scraps of paper for Harry to decipher and print. Corita would then approve and hand-sign each one. No longer relying on hand-cut stencils, she could incorporate images taken directly from newspapers and later her own photographs to be transferred onto the screens. Harry Hambly remained Corita’s printer for the rest of her life

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By the end of 1967, Corita had begun working with the printer Harry Hambly in Santa Cruz, California. She sent her images and texts, swatches of color, and layouts on scraps of paper for Harry to decipher and print. Corita would then approve and hand-sign each one. No longer relying on hand-cut stencils, she could incorporate images taken directly from newspapers and later her own photographs to be transferred onto the screens. Harry Hambly remained Corita’s printer for the rest of her life

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It would be nice if someone picked up the Hambly Studios brand name but I'm not sure if anyone would ever be able to truly replace them. Not too many companies are making products in their own studios by their own hand these days. They will be very much missed.

2 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

What a sweet tribute, Kelly. Your love of Hambly shines through.

Melanie said...

I am still in denial ... when I read her post, I choked on my coffee! Sad.