Family asset managers and legacy transfer planning
The mother/daughter team in charge of cataloging, photographing and database of Bill Ritchie's lifetime output of art, craft and design projects. Weekly through 2019 they met for hours and by the end of the year had snapshots of over 2,350 items in the Mini Art Gallery.
Bill H. Ritchie
Artist, teacher, craftsman and designer in Seattle since 1966. In the photo he's checking a Pram Halfwood press on its way to Chile, a gift to an artist there with whom he'd been keeping an email dialog going. They continue to exchange mail today. SeeBill's biography and recent memoirs 0 1941-2019.
Margie and Tom Kughler
Sole manufacturers of Halfwood Presses since 2004, they first met Bill in 2004 when he delivered a wood mockup of the press he wanted them to build (shown in the photo). When it was finished, Tom went one step further and created the pesonal-sized versions he's still producing today.
Crafter of WeeWoodie Rembrandt Presses, Bill and Ric made a deal in 2012 to utilize his engineering background and his CNC Router to produce the model of the 17th Century etching press of the type Rembrandt used. he produced over forty of them as DIY kits, and Bill marketed and sold them.
Hundreds of people have supported Bill Ritchie's art, craft works and designs for over fifty years, and thanks to his records of purchases and prizes, they are listed and remembered on his personal website linked above.
Hundreds of printmaking enthusiasts and their families have purchased Halfwood Presses and WeeWoodie Rembrandt presses since 2004, and they are included on the printmakingworld.com website.
Family, friends & former students
Family, friends and former students have given their support to Bill Ritchie and his associates over the years, and a few links on the web offer interesting insights to their work.