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.
- Block printing
- Fabric printing
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.