Visual Arts & Clay Workshop

Lino Cut Stamp Making
with Kristy Lombard
Sunday, October 20 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition $45 | Materials $20
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Creating Texture ~ It all Begins with Stamp Making

Whether you are a potter or print maker, creating linoleum cut stamps with your own personal patterns is gratifying.   Images may be simple or complex; big or small.  They may be used individually or in sets.  The possibilities are endless.  And the great thing about the stamps is they are fun to make and re-useable.

What will students do and learn
Block or relief printing is a great transfer technique for any kind of image, text or design you want on your work. Whether simple or complex, finished linocuts can even be the finished works on their own. When inked with underglaze or slips, you can use the blocks to print directly onto clay or push them into the surface for embossing. Linoleum or lino, as it’s commonly called, is flexible.

This course is for those who are interested in creating texture and interest using stamps on clay, paper, canvas, fabric or pretty much any surface.  No experience required.

Students will learn techniques and tools for creating interesting and functional stamps using linoleum block and a variety of drawing and cutting tools.

Materials Fee includes
4″ X 6″ block to carve
Speedball linoleum carver set
Xacto knife
Tracing Paper for transfer
Paper for printing
Use of ink during class



Students Should Bring
Sketchbook or drawing paper
Pencils and eraser
Ideas for stamps (line drawings or clip art can work well)
Metal rulers (instructor will have a few)


Instructor Kristy Lombard

My environment is the source of inspiration for my work. Something as simple as a bird on a telephone wire or a tree in a park can spark my creativity.  Patterns and textures from fabric or plant life inspire me to create tactile surfaces that fingers want to touch.  Small details reveal the attention and care that goes into the design and crafting of each piece.  Vibrant colors, fun textures, hand carved stamps and inspired text come together in clay to tell a story of the world that is around me.

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, spending most of my life in Oregon.  My experience with clay began in high school and continued on to the University of Oregon where I earned a BFA in ceramics in 2003.  I have been teaching and selling my work professionally for the past 14 years.  I currently work out of my studio/gallery in downtown TIllamook, and have the encouragement and support of a loving husband, two doggy mutts and one crazy cat.

More about Kristy Lombard


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Lino-cut Stamp Making Workshop


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.