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Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas – Day 8

Welcome to the Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas! Inspired by both the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song and fellow features writer Sue Kidd, who’s offering you her own “Twelve Tacoma Foodie Gifts of Christmas” on her TNT Diner blog, I’ve come up with 12 alternative gifts for Christmas: no partridges in pear trees, but something a lot more uniquely local. (See older posts for the other days.)

So here’s Day 8:

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Eight letterpress posters, seven concert tickets, six sumi paintings, five gothic rings…Four pottery bowls, three

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Let your inner letterpress-artist go wild at this weekend’s Wayzgoose

It’s back, and it’s worth waiting for – Tacoma’s annual Wayzgoose, delayed from the usual February date, is on again this Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at King’s Books. Okay, the usual question: what the heck is a Wayzgoose? For those who haven’t been there, it’s an ancient term for a get-together of printers. No, not the computer kind. The real, flesh-and-blood kind. 

The South Sound has an unusually high proportion of letterpress artists: people who stockpile whole basements full of antique lead type, hand-cranking printing machines and art-deco woodcuts, and they put out such cool stuff as the

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