Printmaking Cult does not claim any control over those who choose to join. Nor does it have a governing system or exclusionary practices. One might say it's a business pretending to be a cult. Just don't tell Heather that, she likes having the title "Cult Leader."
You only offer life-time memberships, does that mean I'm signing my life away?
Although membership dues cover a life-long term, Printmaking Cult puts Cultists’ needs first. You may terminate your membership at any time by destroying the document. However, once you’ve smelled the ink and held the squeegee, it’s hard to turn back.
I'm not a printmaker, can I still join?
You sure can! Whether you’ve made 1000 editions or 0, cult materials and literature are here to help express a love for printmaking. The Print Gods don’t care if you’re a hard-core printmaker, weekend hobbyist, print collector, supportive friend, or anything in between. It’s the love for print that counts.
Is there an initiation ritual?
No. Initiation rituals tend to involve blood, and that’s not good for the equipment or you. SAFETY FIRST! (You can't worship The Print Gods if you're dead) If you still want an initiation experience, think back to the first time you heard the hiss of an inked roller or the sound of a squeegee gliding over a screen. Never heard these sounds before? Hang tight, I’ll make sound files once I get studio access.
What are the rules?
Printmaking Cult follows the 8 commandments of Printmaking. As initiates, the preeminent commandment is “Thou shalt make prints or support* printmakers.” A full list of the commandments may be found in Printmaking Cult Vol. 1 *support can be emotional or financial
How can I find other cultists?
Printmaking Cult respects your privacy and doesn’t share cultist information or keep a directory. If you would like to reach out on social media please use #printmakingcult and #printmakingcultist to connect. Don’t forget to tag @printmaking_cult on Instagram and Facebook, Heather wants to see what her cultists are up to!