Village ~ Wood Engraving by John Steins
TITLE: Village
ARTIST: John Steins
MEDIUM: Wood Engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 3 x 2.75 in
PAPER SIZE: 7 x 8.5 in
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled in pencil

PRICE: $50


A slightly romanticized view of the little town in which I live.


  • dave wesley

    i really admire your work i’m just getting into engraving and wood working in general I am clueless about where the best spot to buy my first tools for wood burning and engraving [is there a difference between engrave and wood burning] thanx

  • John Steins

    Hi and thanks for dropping by my site and for your encouraging comments.

    Yes, I do make my own blocks from time to time. I have a supply of boxwood that varies in quality but I do what I can to make up something when needed. I have access to a woodworking shop, so that helps.

    Check out this link on my blog where I discuss relief printing on a press

    It works very well as long as your engraving block is nice and flat.

    Don’t hesitate to ask if you need any additional advice.


  • Alice Leora Briggs

    Hello John Steins,

    I have enjoyed looking at your work very much. I am wondering whether you make your own engrain blocks for wood engraving? I am guessing from the comment above that you do. What kind of wood do you favor most?

    Please forgive my many questions, but I am wondering about printing wood engravings on an etching press. I’m not sure about this yet as it may be a ridiculous idea. I figure there must be some sort of housing that I can build for a block to remain in place on the press bed. Have you ever tried anything like this, or do you use a more sane approach…with a baren?

    Again, your work is terrific!

So great if you could take a minute and leave your thoughts on this.