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Featured Seller: In Haus Press

Sep 19, 2011

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Treasa, and James and I own In Haus Press, a little letterpress studio in San Francisco. I’m a former pastry chef with a background in graphic design, but I was always more interested in designing packaging and business cards for my pastry business than baking itself. When we received our Adana 8 x 5 letterpress last year, everything fell into place and I was finally able to do what I’ve always dreamed of: building a business around designing and printing.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Maybe Make Ready? It refers to the press preparations that go into a letterpress run.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I’m inspired by little, everyday things — parts of conversations and thoughts that stick in my head. Fashion and nature also play big roles in my stationery lines.

What does handmade mean to you?
I’d like to think that handmade represents exceptional quality. When I hear the term “handmade,” I think of one-of-a-kind pieces that have more attention to detail than something that comes from a factory line.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My friends and family are definitely the most influential. Especially my James, who surprised me with our first press last year.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I don’t know that there was an exact moment when I knew I wanted to design things — I just knew that I was happiest when I was doing just that.

How would you describe your creative process?
Once I have an idea for something, there’s really no stopping the creative process until I’ve turned the idea into a tangible object. That’s the best feeling.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Joe Rawnsley, one of the first pattern designers for Pendelton Woolen Mills.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
My printing press bench (which, in its other life, used to be my pastry bench). It’s made from the butcher block of the now-demolished Esprit Headquarters here in San Francisco.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Usually, I have to step away from the computer and do something completely different to inspire new ideas. Getting out of the city for a weekend and exploring new places helps immensely.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Still printing, hopefully in a different studio with an attached storefront, and teaching marketing strategies to small business owners.

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164 comments

  • good4you

    good4you said 9 years ago

    love the simplicity/elegance of your work! congrats on being a featured seller

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 9 years ago

    Fabulous! Love the clean lines and minimalism. Congrats on a well deserved feature :-)

  • chanchala

    chanchala said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful items.

  • MilkandHoneyHandbags

    MilkandHoneyHandbags said 9 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congrats! Love the Mojave coasters - gorgeous!

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 9 years ago

    Those Mojave coasters are fantastic!! Congrats on the feature!

  • inhauspress

    inhauspress said 9 years ago

    a big 'Thank you!' to Etsy for featuring our little In Haus Press! and thank you for all of your thoughtful comments :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    Love letterpress! Love YOUR letterpress! Congrats inhauspress :)

  • ellainaboutique

    ellainaboutique said 9 years ago

    So beautiful! I love how clear and concise your designs are, and the way you have photographed everthing so perfectly too! Very lovely and I wish you both even more wonderful success : )

  • expressiveButtons

    expressiveButtons said 9 years ago

    great blog entry! Best of luck to you!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 9 years ago

    I love the letterpress. I used to help my father in Paris at his printing shop when old letterpresses were still used. I still have some letters. Congrats on the feature!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 9 years ago

    love this!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 9 years ago

    I love the Pendelton influences! Gorgeous, simple designs.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 9 years ago

    Very Clean and Chic work.

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!! Love that a local bay area artist gets showcased :)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 9 years ago

    I liked your designs. Very clean and simple! Good luck with everything! -Melike

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 9 years ago

    Great shop! Congratulations as the newest Etsy Featured Artist!

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef said 9 years ago

    I love letterpress, and glad there are people like you keeping the craft alive.

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 9 years ago

    Love your shop. Wonderful to see you featured - congrats on achieving your dream job!

  • earlums

    earlums said 9 years ago

    Great ,simple designs. Congrats and good luck!

  • sparrowgrey

    sparrowgrey said 9 years ago

    Lovely letterpress. Congrats!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 9 years ago

    What a lovely shop. Congrats on the feature! :)

  • Balanced

    Balanced said 9 years ago

    so in love with this shop! congrats!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 9 years ago

    Love your shop! Yay for you!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 9 years ago

    so happy to see you here as featured seller, love your shop - longtime favorite! congratulations & great interview

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 9 years ago

    So wonderful! Great shop & great story!!! Congratulations.

  • tarikyousef

    tarikyousef said 9 years ago

    I love this article so amazing. I do some book boxes for the local university printing press and seeing all that big iron tooling is really amazing, I find the process intriguing.

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 9 years ago

    Love this aesthetic - clean, modern, simple.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 9 years ago

    Incredible shop, enjoyed my read as well, wish you continued success doing what you do best~ :)

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 9 years ago

    Wonderful work!! Congratulation ~!!! I loooooove ittttt !!! :)

  • LorenzKraft

    LorenzKraft said 9 years ago

    Not only fresh and crisp, but very clever. Keep it up.

  • LilDebbie

    LilDebbie said 9 years ago

    Clean and crisp, simply beautiful

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 9 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • daphnatal

    daphnatal said 9 years ago

    I love your works!!

  • SlopingBarnVintage

    SlopingBarnVintage said 9 years ago

    Your work is so lovely! Congratulations on your interview! I adore your answer to "When did you know you were a maker?"

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 9 years ago

    Beatiful, crisp, clean design. Congrats on your feature!

  • TheLotusRoot

    TheLotusRoot said 9 years ago

    beautiful work! congrats!

  • shannamastersdesigns

    shannamastersdesigns said 9 years ago

    Beautiful work, and shop (love the recipe cards!).

  • BurashiArt

    BurashiArt said 9 years ago

    Love the clean line look! Congrats!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Wonderful shop and work! Congrats on your success!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 9 years ago

    Love the minimalist look! Congratulations on the feature!

  • KARozWoodworking

    KARozWoodworking said 9 years ago

    Great interview and shop. Congrats on the feature!

  • fantasyfloorplans

    fantasyfloorplans said 9 years ago

    I really like the simplicity of the design. Sometimes less is more!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 9 years ago

    your home is so inspiring! Congrats to you and all the hard work to come!! Woo hoo!

  • chloescrochetcloset

    chloescrochetcloset said 9 years ago

    Great read! Very inspiring!!! Congrats to you :)

  • daphnatal

    daphnatal said 9 years ago

    Beautiful works!!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 9 years ago

    Lovely interview and such clean, streamlined products! Glad to see a fellow San Franciscan as Etsy's featured seller; congratulations!

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 9 years ago

    Love the simplicity of your design, well balanced, and classically modern. Wonderful! Vera

  • retroattack

    retroattack said 9 years ago

    Love your style!!

  • barnheart

    barnheart said 9 years ago

    I love the picture of your studio! It looks so calm and organized! Beautiful- and congrats.

  • currentworksofglass

    currentworksofglass said 9 years ago

    Lovely designs!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 9 years ago

    i have always loved your designs ..so happy for the two of you ..

  • PattieJansen

    PattieJansen said 9 years ago

    The poetry of letterpress! The paper, the impressions, the ink...just SO elegant, contemporary, classy, and traditional. Love the traditional aspect. So happy for you both. Your work is beautiful. Congrats on being featured!

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 9 years ago

    Congratulations Treasa and James! When can I come crash your studio? Wishing you all the success in the world! xo, Katy

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! I've been a fan of your shop since I first laid eyes on it.

  • Hurray4Crochet

    Hurray4Crochet said 9 years ago

    Love your stuff! So dramatic in its simplicity. Congrats.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 9 years ago

    Great Style! Big Congrats to you!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Love your work its got an elegant simplicity to it, beautiful!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful! Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • violintide

    violintide said 9 years ago

    Pretty awesome stuff! Congrats on the feature!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 9 years ago

    I love your shop and you gave such a great and very inspiring interview.

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 9 years ago

    Beautiful - love your work! Wishing you both all the best!

  • LaronDesign

    LaronDesign said 9 years ago

    Clean and beautiful designs. i love your shop .

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 9 years ago

    Beauties!! ~KK~

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 9 years ago

    Very nice! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop, Hannah Jasmine

  • jackalopetradingco

    jackalopetradingco said 9 years ago

    fantastically simple and beautiful! Congrats on the feature... Love your workspace...Classic

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 9 years ago

    Love your work!

  • besweetlyinspired

    besweetlyinspired said 9 years ago

    I love it! Congrats to you, nothing better than doing what makes you happiest!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 9 years ago

    Wonderful article and fabulous shop! Congrats on doing what you love! Your workspace is so neat! I love it!!! Congrats!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 9 years ago

    Your work is great! Good luck with your shop here on Etsy! Great interview!!!

  • GildedLegacy

    GildedLegacy said 9 years ago

    Love it! Congratulations!

  • TexturedINK

    TexturedINK said 9 years ago

    gorgeous

  • OscarDeanPhotography

    OscarDeanPhotography said 9 years ago

    Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 9 years ago

    Such a fascinating work! Congrats on being FS :)

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 9 years ago

    Fascinating work! Congrats on being FS :)

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 9 years ago

    your butcher block workbench sounds amazing!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 9 years ago

    Beautiful interview and a great shop!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 9 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • jessgates

    jessgates said 9 years ago

    So inspirational - I am just south of you in the suburban breeding ground of the peninsula (I joke, I love it here) and I have my 10x15 C&P in my garage. I am so excited to get her up and running - just a few rollers away from launch. The letterpress community is so supportive and fun. I wish you much success!

  • scribbledfieldnotes

    scribbledfieldnotes said 9 years ago

    Fantastic typography choices.

  • ahmusing

    ahmusing said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Great work!

  • chinaroyalcraft

    chinaroyalcraft said 9 years ago

    amazing work and great shop

  • HollerAndWhistle

    HollerAndWhistle said 9 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congratulations on the feature!

  • theStylepyle

    theStylepyle said 9 years ago

    Great shop very industrial

  • theEmersonian

    theEmersonian said 9 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! congrats! i will definitely be passing the link to your shop on to my family members! love the recipe cards.

  • SlippinSouthern

    SlippinSouthern said 9 years ago

    Very crisp and clean work, keep it up y'all. I think there are bigger presses in your future.

  • HandmadeMonster

    HandmadeMonster said 9 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 9 years ago

    always admired your work. congrats on the feature!!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 9 years ago

    Love letterpress! Congrats!

  • shabbychicbazaar

    shabbychicbazaar said 9 years ago

    Delightful!! Congrats on the feature ;)

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 9 years ago

    Good for you for following your passion! So sweet of James to get the letterpress for you. Sometimes it takes the support of the people nearest and dearest to us to help us take that leap of faith. Congratulations, you do absolutely beautiful work! (I love seeing my fellow Bay Area neighbors getting the recognition they deserve too!)

  • VintageExpedition

    VintageExpedition said 9 years ago

    Delightful work! Thank you for sharing your story! All the best!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Nice shop. Congrats!

  • MountainMudBabies

    MountainMudBabies said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! I enjoyed looking through your shop. Well designed products with beautiful photos. Best wishes!

  • CountryCraftBasket

    CountryCraftBasket said 9 years ago

    It is nice to share your dreams and hope you continue doing what you enjoy. Being a featured seller is really special. Good Luck !!

  • FlutterbyeNotes

    FlutterbyeNotes said 9 years ago

    I love reading about letterpress, I think one of these days I'll make the leap.

  • yingthai

    yingthai said 9 years ago

    Great shop!!

  • handmadebynokka

    handmadebynokka said 9 years ago

    my father was a typographer, so this speaks to me in a profound way... simply beautiful.

  • handmadebynokka

    handmadebynokka said 9 years ago

    my father was a typographer...so this speaks to me in the most profound way. simply beautiful!

  • FireopalAndTilly

    FireopalAndTilly said 9 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful..clean and fresh :)

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful work :)

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 9 years ago

    Your design work is solid and compelling.

  • MarieVaughnDesign

    MarieVaughnDesign said 9 years ago

    LOVELY Work! I am a Graphic Designer just getting established on ETSY and I aspire to one day expand my designs into a printing and textile business! :)

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Fun article and fabulous shop! So blessed doing what you love.

  • BrendasFabricGoodies

    BrendasFabricGoodies said 9 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Great blog post!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your cards!

  • ArtGlamourSligo

    ArtGlamourSligo said 9 years ago

    Congrats !! Love all :-)

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 9 years ago

    This is phenominal! Congats on the feature, beautiful work!~

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 9 years ago

    Nice article!

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi said 9 years ago

    love your work!

  • RoosterJam

    RoosterJam said 9 years ago

    7 Pounds:)

  • noraalice

    noraalice said 9 years ago

    I always love to read about other printers! Great studio photos too.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 9 years ago

    This is a real inspirational article. I love the fact that hand printing is becoming a core part of creating once again. When I was little I got a toy hand press one Christmas, OMG, I loved it, even came up with an underground neighborhood newspaper...lol! Best of luck to you two!

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 9 years ago

    Beautiful clean work!Congrats for the feature:)

  • salvagedspace

    salvagedspace said 9 years ago

    congratulations - have been admiring your work for quite some time! lovely! :) megan - @salvagedspace

  • reneahanna

    reneahanna said 9 years ago

    beautiful work. fantastic interview! wish you many successes!

  • GBPress

    GBPress said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the great feature - your work is beautiful! I look forward to meeting you sometime soon :) - Nina Kulick

  • BlueLeafBoutique

    BlueLeafBoutique said 9 years ago

    You can teach me some marketing strategy! There is so much to learn.... Great work and congrats on the feature!

  • sweetperversion

    sweetperversion said 9 years ago

    Stunning!

  • SketchAway

    SketchAway said 9 years ago

    Yay for a fabulous Bay Area artist feature!!

  • optic

    optic said 9 years ago

    Awesome. Congratulations on the feature. You must be so excited. Great work.

  • TeethME

    TeethME said 9 years ago

    Nice shop! Happy creation!

  • Jlwhiddon

    Jlwhiddon said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on your interview. Wow! I am so happy I found your shop. Your work is beautiful! Love it!

  • JulienDenoyer

    JulienDenoyer said 9 years ago

    You studio has many wonderful things on display, I really love it!!! being into design and graphics (Photography and Moleskine Covers) I really appreciate your work a lot!!! Congrats on the feature!

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 9 years ago

    I love your workspace!

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 9 years ago

    Lovely items and story! So neat how you are able to follow your dream! Best to you.

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 9 years ago

    Simple doesn't have to be boring, as you've proven. Love the clean lines of your work! Hope you're doing exactly what you plan in 10 years! K

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 9 years ago

    I love the elegant look and feel of you stationery. Congrats- it's so inspiring to read about your work.

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 9 years ago

    Lovely shop! Love the simplicity of your work! Great story! Congrats on the feature and fantstic studio!

  • RefugeHeart

    RefugeHeart said 9 years ago

    Love your clean design style; I'm a fan, for sure!

  • LalitasGemmes

    LalitasGemmes said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • AuthenticAVictoria

    AuthenticAVictoria said 9 years ago

    Lovely items! Congratulations on the feature!

  • EndQuotes

    EndQuotes said 9 years ago

    Very inspiring! Congrats on the feature- love your work!

  • TheCrochetCafe

    TheCrochetCafe said 9 years ago

    So beatiful; such a unique style! congrats! =)

  • OneSmartAleck

    OneSmartAleck said 9 years ago

    It's a wonderful thing to follow your dreams.. and yours are sweet.. :)

  • Officeboy01

    Officeboy01 said 9 years ago

    I like what you said about how you get out your creative ruts. Breaking routine is a must and simple pleasures are the best. I am always looking forward to what the next day will bring. Today was sweet, more to follow tomorrow

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 9 years ago

    Love your beautiful gift flags, very cute! Your work looks so neatly and carefully done. Congratulations on the feature. ;-)

  • kerriannshop

    kerriannshop said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • LoisGaylord

    LoisGaylord said 9 years ago

    Loved your comment on the creative process, especially not stopping until you've created a tangible object. Let's all keep working!

  • SkateBetty

    SkateBetty said 9 years ago

    Fantastic stuff. I grew up with a print shop in our family basement. I love that you guys understand & celebrate this art form.

  • TwoLittleDoves

    TwoLittleDoves said 9 years ago

    Great work! Love your items and congratulations on the feature ♥

  • ambersheartart

    ambersheartart said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! Simple and clean, love it!

  • HomesteadingRoasters

    HomesteadingRoasters said 9 years ago

    Your shop has been an inspirational favorite of mine for quite some time. Congratulations on the feature and thank you for sharing your story! What an amazing career trajectory!

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty said 9 years ago

    Nice stuff! Congrats!

  • peshka

    peshka said 9 years ago

    lovely!!!

  • MayThailand

    MayThailand said 9 years ago

    Nice shop~~~ Congratulations!!!

  • FerryRoadTreasures

    FerryRoadTreasures said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! It is wonderful that you are able to do something you truly love, it shows in the products you offer. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Your James sounds wonderful to surprise you with the letterpress that makes your dreams come true, what a heartwarming story!! thank-you for sharing.

  • dairylandiva

    dairylandiva said 9 years ago

    Very very cool.

  • piecakeprimitives

    piecakeprimitives said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! :o)

  • TurkishArtifacts

    TurkishArtifacts said 9 years ago

    Excellent example for all:) Thanks

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 9 years ago

    I'm wishing for you that store front!

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle said 9 years ago

    Congrats on being the featured seller! You sound as happy as we are when we are printing, there's nothing like it!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 9 years ago

    Congrats Treasa and James! I really enjoyed your Interview, and Love the Kitchen notes. Best Wishes! Tammy

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 9 years ago

    Oh I forgot! I hope you do a marketing strategies article for Etsy sometime. Thanks! Tammy

  • dearcalligraphy

    dearcalligraphy said 9 years ago

    I always love a story on hand lettering, printing press or otherwise! Congratulations on realizing your dream!

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 9 years ago

    I enjoyed this--and I love the clean and elegant lines of your work!

  • luckybeepress

    luckybeepress said 9 years ago

    Love your work, and enjoyed your interview! : )

  • inhauspress

    inhauspress said 9 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by to read our interview and send such thoughtful comments! We truly appreciate it. The amount of feedback we received was amazing, and we're excited to bring you more hand-fed letterpress. - Treasa & James

  • dissertations

    dissertations said 9 years ago

    A truly wonderful design. I will keep an eye out for this label.

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 8 years ago

    Congrats to you both!

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing a bit of yourselves with us.

  • Simag

    Simag said 8 years ago

    LOVE the elegance and your clean design of your work! CONGRATS to you guys!!!

  • EmilyCorrales

    EmilyCorrales said 8 years ago

    plz submit your coupon at http://etsycouponcode.com to get max exposure and increase sale chances!

  • Jlwhiddon

    Jlwhiddon said 8 years ago

    Oh Wow! Love your designs. Very nice. Congratulations on your feature. I can't wait to shop your store. :o)

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