the furnace & masthay studios / west hartford, ct

April 29, 2019

Once in a while you happen upon something that really inspires you. For me, this seems to happen in waves. Maybe it happens most when I’m subconsciously looking to be inspired—or maybe it’s just by chance.

In any case, this is how I happened upon Kait Lennon. A friend of a friend of a friend, her feed popped up on my Instagram one day, and I think about five minutes later I reached out to her to shoot.

Kait is a master printer & illustrator, working at Masthay Studios. There, she also runs her own letterpress, print, and illustration operation, The Furnace, out of the studio. I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with Kait as well as AJ, the owner and artist behind Masthay Studios, in their beautiful, eclectic, envy-inducing space in West Hartford, CT, and I am so grateful to them for welcoming me in and being such lovely hosts.

Here are some of my favorite shots from my afternoon at the studio—I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. For more information, visit https://www.thefurnaceprints.com/ and https://www.masthaystudios.com/.


interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of printmaking equipment at a studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of letterpress print letter blocks at a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of drawdowns in a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
drying racks at a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
drying racks at a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of a linocut print at masthay studios in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of a relief print at masthay studios in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, with printer working, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
portrait of a printer working in her printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
portrait of a printer working in her printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of printmaking materials at a studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of palette knives hanging on the table of a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer mixes ink in her studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer makes drawdowns in her studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer makes drawdowns in her studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer makes drawdowns in her studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer works in her printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of a printer's ink being mixed at masthay studios in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
portrait of a printer in her letterpress studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, with printer working, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer works in her printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer works in her printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a printer hand tears a print at masthay studios in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of palette knives hanging on the table of a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of the logo for the furnace, a letterpress studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
interior of masthay studios, a printmaking studio in west hartford, connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.

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