I was trained in copper plate etching, a centuries-old process that uses solvent based products and nitric and hydrocloric acids. Although the studios where I worked were ventilated, I was thrilled when, in the 1990's, printmakers began to investigate processes that were less toxic. Since then the non-toxic printmaking movement has resulted in a number of new processes and materials, some that incorporate digital images. I use a number of these innovations in making my prints. Most of my prints are monoprints, hand printed as unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

grew up in Ohio where she received an MFA in printmaking from Bowling Green (OH) State University and an MA in art history from Ohio State University.  She is Professor Emeritus from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Hausrath has shown her prints internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions. She creates her hand pulled prints by using recently developed materials and processes that are safer to use than those used in traditional printmaking.  After retiring she relocated to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where she maintains a print studio in a live/work loft. She is available to teach workshops in non-toxic and safer printmaking processes and to give lectures and demos.





















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