John and vintage press


Homeprint is run by John Brebner who has been making Artist’s Books with his wife, Allison, since 1974. John has worked as a teacher and Art Specialist in the education system for 34 years and during this time Homeprint has published over 100 titles. Most of these are on view at the Alexander Turnbull National Library, Wellington.  Homeprint has also exhibited books in Germany, Spain, France and South Korea over the last 20 years.


John runs two types of courses:

5-day residency
, including accommodation at the Homeprint studio.  This covers any of the techniques below appropriate to your project with unlimited studio time and is priced at $1,000 (incl GST).
1-day specialist course
in any of the techniques specified below & includes lunch and tea/coffee, and is priced at $300 (incl GST).

Classes are based around Homeprint’s large collection of vintage working presses and equipment.

Techniques Covered:
Type Setting for book or poster production, business cards, postcards and invitations
Lino Carving
Cardboard Printing for book illustration, and print display
Solar plate making (Intaglio printing on etching press)
Solar plate relief printing
Dry point intaglio printing

Book Binding / Book Art
Gold foil (and many other colours) onto leather, book cloth, card or paper
Journal Making,  hand sewn. Hard or soft cover. Lined or unlined paper

Please contact John to discuss the type of course you wish to attend and possible dates.