Why Printer & Press? I have chosen to represent myself as Printer & Press because I believe that my work is made better by the use of printing methods both old and new, methods that I consider to be an art just as much as the artwork I create. I consider myself a printmaker in every sense of the word, when pulling etching prints, when setting up my digital files to print correctly, even when whiting cards continually, my hands are performing the same action over and over. Repetition is essential to my being; I strive for continual routine in every aspect of my life, which coincides with the way I work. I love drawing more than anything, but I want my business to reflect the process and ways in which I create my artwork for sale, bringing past and present together as Printer & Press.
Amy Ferguson, owner and creator of Printer & Press, graduated in 2015 with a B.F.A. in illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Since officially starting Printer & Press in 2016, Amy has been fully self-employed, and dedicates every waking moment to her work. Amy participates in over 20 Art Fairs per year, mostly in Michigan, but is starting to expand slowly to shows out of state. Printer & Press is now in its third year! So there will be a lot of new and exciting art to come for shows in 2018. Amy currently lives in Royal Oak Michigan, yet her spirit lives in the Leelanau peninsula in Northern Michigan. Every summer of her life she has spent at her family cabin on Little Traverse Lake – swimming, hiking with her goldendoodle Yogi, and helping ride all the horses on her aunt’s farm. Almost all prints are signed A.Marie instead of Amy. This is in tribute to her grandmother Mimi, who always supported her and would have loved to be here to see Amy pursue her dream of being a successful artist.