Printer Jennifer Rich - Interview for ORTHODOX ARTS FESTIVAL 2022
Jennifer Anna Rich makes her home on a small farm near Portland, Oregon with her husband, two daughters, horses, sheep, chickens, cats, and dog. Making prayer books and cards from her letterpress studio, she tends the garden, makes parchment from her Saint Croix sheep skins, and thanks God for the nourishing lamb chops. she has grown oblation papers & press with her husband since 1989, designing handmade paper goods for the New York, Tokyo and Paris markets, while connecting people through correspondence in their Portland boutique. with a master’s degree in Christianity and the arts from evangelical regent college, she loves the beauty and the holiness of the Orthodox Christian Church and making small steps to grow in her life of prayer.
She prints Orthodox prayer books on her own handmade paper, Coptic bound in sheep parchment which she fashions from the sheep on her small farm. She co-designed the typeface, based on the codex Sinaiticus, earliest extant Greek New Testament.