Yama Prints was established in 1987 by Betty Winkler. It operated for 22 years, hand-printing limited edition fine art prints, variable editions and monoprints.
This website displays merely a selection of the collection available for sale and exhibition. Some prints are numbered edition prints, and some are BATs (Bon a Tirer), or signed as other proofs (Printer’s Proof, Artists’s Proof). All prints are signed by the artists.
Our platemaking methods were primarily etching and carborundum collagraph. Other media were mezzotint, stencil, linoleum and letterpress. I rocked mezzotint plates for a couple of artists and for myself. Many prints combined techniques.
Some of the artists who worked at Yama were Charles Bell, Martha Diamond, Sydney Drum, Don Eddy, Rafael Ferrer, Beth Firman, Helen Frank, Beth Ganz, Yvonne Jacquette, Pamela Lawton, Suzanne Nessim, Kingsley Parker, Philip Pearlstein, Ellen Peckham, Miriam Schapiro, David Shapiro and Steven Talasnik.
The collection includes prints made while I was an assistant at other studios, such as Condeso-Brokopp Studio, (printing etchings for Sydney Drum, Philip Pearlstein), Eldendean Press (etchings by Miguel Jererra), and X-Press (various print media by Richard Bosman, Jackie Ferrara, Richard Mock, Malcolm Morley and some of those mentioned above who continued with me at Yama Prints).
There are prints in the collection by artists with whom I worked printing editions or monoprints in their studio-lofts (Mary Frank, Karyn Gladstone, Caroline Stone). Yet other prints are from shops where I was, on occasion, the head printer (Riverhouse Editions in Colorado with Sylvia Mangold and Mary Weatherford; Kala Institute in California, printing with Ruth Cohn, Jeanne Gantz and Sandro Martini).
If you'd like to see these works in person or as digital files, or want to see other prints pulled at Yama, please contact me. There is an abbreviated price list on this site. Comprehensive price lists will be available soon.
Regarding the 4 categories of Etching, Carborundum Collagraph, Mezzotint and Related Media - with many prints crossing lines between these, an image is included in the category of the primary or most visible medium.