Minneapolis, MN

Lizzie Christian is an artist and printmaker based in Minneapolis, MN. Growing up, she was surrounded by creative minds at home, instilling an appreciation of art and artists.

With a BA in Art & Child Psychology, an interest in French, and an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Lizzie spent a short time working in France, then transitioned to teaching special education in a Minneapolis classroom. Soon after leaving teaching, she took on several part time jobs while experimenting with block printing in her free time, and hasn’t looked back since. Her one-woman block print and illustration business, Rare Press, was created in 2015. She produces prints on paper, clothing, and goods. Her work is based on feelings, self-affirmations, portraits, patterns, and beauty. Lizzie finds herself between the roles of craftsperson and fine artist, and enjoys bridging that gap.

Images of Work


Block printing
Fabric printing

Favorite Products

Speedball products were my go-to supplies when I first started printmaking, and I've continued to use them consistently. The technical tools (brayers, barens, and carving tools) are sturdy and long-lasting, and are useful for both beginners and advanced printmakers. The tubes of fabric blockprinting ink are fantastic for printing on textiles; I use this ink on cotton bags, tea towels, and clothing. Finally, the soft pink rubber called Speedy Carve is a treat to work with; it's thick, carves like butter, and never crumbles.

Upcoming Workshops/Events

The Art of Block Printing on Fabric