Bluestone Editions was founded in 1980 in Orange County, California by Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt. The atelier was established to create a space for artists to explore various fine art printmaking processes, book arts and alternative photography mediums.

Nick and Jonde are pioneers in the instruction of monotype and water based intaglio (etching). For over twenty years, they have instructed printmaking and book arts at their private studio, in addition to presenting workshops at universities, art schools and museums throughout the USA. They have instructed various art venues with the Arts in Corrections program within the California correctonal facilities and with the California Department of Mental Health Arts in Mental Health Program. Nick and Jonde have co-created instructional videos on the fine art printmaking processes of Water-based Monotype and Relief Printmaking. Their art work is in numerous corporate and private collections worldwide.