Saturday, November 30, 2013

New prints now available

My new prints for 2013 are now available at my Etsy shop!

You can also see them in person through the end of January at the Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, NC, on December 1st at the Big Crafty in downtown Asheville, or on December 15th at the Crafty Feast in Columbia, SC. Happy holidays!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Bad Sparrow - a video!

I made a little video document of The Bad Sparrow crankie. Enjoy!

This is a letterpress printed scroll, 9" high by 25' long, made into a 'crankie' -- housed in a handmade box with a cranking mechanism. Printed and handmade by Jessica C. White. Original story and illustrations also by Jessica C. White. Music is Baker's Waltz by The Mammals.

Apologies for the poor video quality. I'm much better at making physical things than digital!

You can also see this video on YouTube here -

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Heading to Nashville

This weekend, I'll be exhibiting at Handmade & Bound, a small press expo sponsored by the Watkins College of Art. Believe it or not, this will be my first small press/book arts show on my own; without a school group (UICB) or trade organization (Ladies of Letterpress). I'm excited to show my new crankie, The Bad Sparrow, along with digitally printed codex versions of the scroll. I'll also have new prints from my recent show at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville. And of course, I'll have plenty of Moral Code and Art School Chronicle zines. Stop by and say hello!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Solo show at Blue Spiral 1

If you've been following my tweets and Facebook posts lately, you've seen a few sneak peaks of prints that I've been working on for the past few months. Finally, you can see the finished prints in full at my upcoming solo show, The Adventures of Prudence and Patience, at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC!

They'll be on display in the Small Format Gallery from August 1 through October 5, 2013. Join me and other artists for a gallery-wide opening reception Thursday, August 1, 5-8pm. (Blue Spiral 1 is located in downtown Asheville: 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Type on the Cob

Just returned from an amazing weekend of complete letterpress immersion! I spent last week in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where we had the third Ladies of Letterpress conference: the Type on the Cob wayzgoose. It was three days full of printing and printing-related workshops and presentations, including typecasting, cutting wood type, wood engraving, and a screening of Linotype: The Film. Here I am sitting on the Miehle press with Kseniya Thomas, my partner-in-crime in the daily workings of Ladies of Letterpress, and our gracious hosts at Printer's Hall at Midwest Old Threshers, Rick Von Holdt, Jim Daggs, and Steve Alt.

Check out more photos at the Ladies of Letterpress website here, and find out more about our conference, and future letterpress conferences at

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Letterpress Now

Finally, my book, Letterpress Now: a DIY Guide to Old & New Printing Methods is out! (It was actually released January 1st, but I'm just now getting around to blogging about it, oops.) It was so exciting to walk into Malaprops, a local favorite bookstore, and see my book on the shelf.

To purchase a copy and get started on your own letterpress printing adventures, stroll in to Malaprops (55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC), order from or, or get a personalized signed copy directly from me by ordering from my shop.

You can see a  preview of the book at Lark Craft's website here, or read a review and take a look at some sweet pics at the Mint Design blog.

If you're interesting in what it was like for me to write the book (plus some personal tidbits about me), check out my interview with Felt & Wire. This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of DIY letterpress posts by me for Felt & Wire, so check back regularly to learn more tricks and tips for printing!