Perkolator Press was established in 2005 by Amy Pirkle, a book artist and letterpress printer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Amy received her M.F.A. in Book Arts degree in 2007 from The University of Alabama. Relationships, time, and memory are the primary inspirations for books printed at Perkolator Press. All books are designed, letterpress printed, and bound by hand in limited editions.
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Amy's solo exhibition, The Things We Shared, featured new works (prints and books) that explore the twin relationship she shares with Sara Hughes. Watch a short documentary about Amy's work by clicking on the postcards to the left (filmed by the Dinah Washingtong Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa).  

A Real Fighting Man was on display at the Redland Museum in Queensland, Australia, as part of the Personal Histories: International Artist Book Exhibition in late fall 2014. Amy was the Feature Artist on their exhibition page during the second week of October 2014 (click here to see installation shots of the exhibit; scroll down for feature artists including Amy.) The book will next travel to Canberra, Australia, for exhibition in October 2015.


Amy's work was included in an exhibition at The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN during the summer of 2014. Click on the image above for details.


Close to Home and A Real Fighting Man were selected to be included in 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2 (published by Lark Books, 2013). The book is now available in bookstores and on Please click image to find it on amazon and click here to find it on Barnes & Noble's website.

Permanent Collections

Amy's work is represented by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, LLC, out of Birmingham, Alabama. Click the words to the left to see which institutions have acquired works by Perkolator Press.


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site updated June 2015