Handprint Press publishes a short list of books for learning by doing. Kiko Denzer (that’s me) serves as publisher, manager, and primary author — other authors include my mother, Ann Sayre Wiseman, and friends Max and Eva Edleson. You can buy all the books at the bookstore, including mom’s classic Making Things, her last book, Satisfy the Image (techniques for working with dreams and dreamers), and Max and Eva’s Build Your Own Barrel Oven. I also sell Ianto Evans and Lesley Jackson’s book on Rocket Mass Heaters.
My other work includes oven-building, greenwoodworking, teaching, bits of philosophy and art history — and other odds and ends. Instructional and other videos are on my youtube channel; I’m also on Instagram, @hand.print.press.
I count myself very lucky to have been able to participate in a community of wonderful doers, designers, artists, tinkerers, etc. who want to fit into their places and their communities in ways that not only blend beauty with utility, but also restore and enrich the sources of all beauty, whether it be by building an oven, planting a garden, cutting firewood, composting shit, or otherwise trying to feed what feeds us.
I’ve been updating the site, so please contact me with any problems or questions.
Thanks for visiting. Happy building, baking, and making.
— Kiko Denzer