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Honoring Veterans at our 2018 Open Studio Event

We hosted our 2018 Open Studio event right here in the heart of Central New York on Saturday! This time around, we had the chance to honor our veterans. Guests who came signed a card that would be delivered to the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital. We also offered other letterpress take-aways to spread patriotic pride. As usual, we hosted a series of other interactive activities for our guests to enjoy. From wreath-making to printing demonstrations, we loved sharing a glimpse into our letterpress world. With the happiest time of year right around the corner, our holiday sale was a great way for guests to kick off the season. Thanks to all who stopped by and for those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next year!

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 open studio

Visit us for our 2018 Open Studio Event

It’s that time of year again! Smock invites you to create special thank-you cards for veterans during its upcoming 2018 Open Studio event on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M at the Delavan Center located at 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York. In addition to crafting letters, veterans in attendance will receive a complimentary letterpress coaster from all of us here at Smock.

At this special event, guests will have the opportunity to write personalized thank-you cards for veterans, see letterpress in action, and even get a personalized tour of our shop.  As always, we’ll have craft projects and a coloring station for guests of all ages to enjoy. With the holidays right around the corner, letterpress holiday cards and gift wrap will also be available for purchase.

Wreath-Making Workshop

Join us for a fun crafting session that’s great for adults and for kids (we recommend ages 8 & up). Sign up for a workshop below! Be sure to check out the Smock Open Studio event on Facebook for updates.

2018 Smock Wreath Making Workshop Open Studio

We will be offering two separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event. Workshop sessions will be $20 each and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session.

2018 Smock Open Studio

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Where: Delavan Center, 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York. Guests to enter at the 515 W. Fayette St. entrance
  • Admission: FREE
  • Parking: Available in the main parking lot of the Delavan Center and along Niagara St. and Wyoming St.


  • Bring a reusable bag to receive 10% off
  • Veterans receive a FREE letterpress coaster

Visit us during the 2015 Delavan Center Open Studio

It’s almost time: the Delavan Center Open Studio event is almost here! The Open Studio will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, November 6, and from 10am-4pm on Saturday, November 7, and over 40 studios in the building will be open during the event. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a great time to shop and support local artists! We’ll have shopping, tours, printing demonstrations, refreshments, coloring sheets for the kids, and more. You’ll have an opportunity to pull your own letterpress prints on our Vandercook and Heidelberg presses, and back by popular demand: we’ll be hosting wreath-making workshops again this year! If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up below. 

We’ll be posting sneak peeks of the products that will be available for sale during the Open Studio on our Facebook event page, so be sure to follow along for updates! 

Visit Smock during the Delavan Center open studio on November 6-7

Workshop sessions will be $12 each, and will last for about an hour. 3 sessions will be available during the times listed below. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have kits with wreath supplies available for sale at the event!

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Studio Tour with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock’s creative director, Amy Graham Stigler, recently hosted a really fun open studio event at her studio, Monograham, in Wisconsin. We’ll be sharing the beautiful custom Smock letterpress invitations Amy designed for her event and some photos from the event itself later in the week, but first a little studio tour seems in order. This is the space where the magic happens as Amy creates designs for Smock and on occasion has the opportunity to entertain guests at one of her fabulous parties. Amy’s space is so lovely it seemed fitting to give it a blog post all its own.

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Amy shares, “My studio is the second story of a 19th century home with perfectly-scaled detailing. I wanted to keep things light and clean and simple since I knew it would be filled with lots of product. The walls are my favorite color, a watery blue-green, and the furniture is a mix of IKEA and flea-market finds. Most my accessories are vintage and functional (holding samples, office supplies, etc.)”

gift-wrapSmock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Smock Studio Party with Amy Graham Stigler

Check back for more to come from Amy’s open studio later in the week…