Studio Visit: Bryce McCloud's Isle of Printing

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Bryce McCloud opened Isle of Printing in 1997, but the printmaking studio/museum/shop recently relocated to a new location on Ewing Avenue. The space also works like a home base for several other artists, too — just about every printmaker I've come across in Nashville has worked with Bryce in some capacity.

Bryce inherited his first printing press from his uncle, and his studio now houses several of the enormous contraptions, each of which weighs several tons. But there's enough levity in his studio to outweigh the machinery — archives packed in old Mickey's malt liquor boxes, 1970s-era children's toys, antiquated scientific tools, and about as much patriotic imagery as anyone could ever hope for. I stopped by to catch up with Bryce and see how the new location was coming together. Check out some pictures I took after the jump.

(He's also got an Etsy site and a website shop. I'm trying to decide between the pink and blue bunnies and the Ronald Reagan pennant.)

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