Marnie Powers-Torrey


Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography and BA in English/Philosophy. She is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, photopolymer plate printing, alternative printing techniques, and other book arts for the Program. She has taught classes in photography and etching for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. She is master printer for the Red Butte Press, which publishes limited-edition books on both hand and cylinder presses. As advocate for the presses, Marnie strives to balance respectful use with an exploration of their vast capabilities. Marnie served as co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers for nine years, and is now the chapter treasurer. Her work is housed in both private and public collections nationally.

"Because we all want to keep learning: about type, words, color, balance, texture and whatever it is that makes our heart run fast. TYPE CAMP (the inky kind) is a learning experience, more fun than you might possibly ever imagine. Run fast to catch up with your heart, as it's a lot of work!"


= energy


= thought


= dragonslayer followed by a pink flamingo


= sequencial thought / fast thought (used as one would with "food")


= life force


= celebration of materiality


= Innovation station


= keep growing


= verbal or non-verbal?


(oh, excuse me!)


= believe in dogs


Type: relief printing, photocopying, historic photoprocessing
Personal: looking at the good side of things (after long consideration of the things that aren't working)

when not at type camp

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