a visit with: Kathryn Hunter of Blackbird Letterpress

Over the next few months leading up to our November market, Tuesday through Thursday we'll be showcasing one of our 2012 market artists, their work, and a little peek at where they make the magic happen. We hope you'll enjoy this new series, where we'll ask the same questions of each of our makers. 

You'll get to know a little bit about our talented makers and what inspires them, read about their favorite ways to recharge their creativity, and learn what experience has shown them to be an invaluable piece of the puzzle in selling their work. Come November, won't it be great to walk into a room filled with inspiring, familiar faces? We think so, too!

We're super thrilled to wrap up this week by visiting with terribly clever designer/ letterpress printer and first time Second Storie vendor (all the way from Louisiana!), Kathryn Hunter of Blackbird Letterpress...

a visit with:

- Kathryn Hunter - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
I don't know if there is one thing that inspires me to make what I make now. My letterpress inspiration is mostly vintage ephemera and paper pieces that offer some kind of interaction with the viewer; holding something, spinning, education, etc. Letter writing and correspondence inspires me too.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Go for it. The market  may be saturated but set up at a local arts market/fair and you'll shine! Learn what other people are doing and how they are pricing, marketing, etc. But look with a little distance so not to get overwhelmed.

- her studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
Kara Walker
Uppercase Magazine
and vintage ephemera.

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Sitting on the porch at the fishing camp in the salt marsh of the Louisiana coast, 6 miles by boat from the closest marina, with only the sound of water and birds.

Get to know more about Kathryn here:


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