Amy Pirkle

Amy  Pirkle

Instructor, New College and Honors College

(205) 348-7124

301 Lloyd Hall

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays (2-3pm); other days by appointment


Perkolator Press

Undergraduate Education

B.A. in Studio Art (Mercer University)

Graduate Education

M.F.A. in Book Arts (University of Alabama)

Other Education


Teaching Interests

Courses taught:

ART 110 (Drawing 1)

ART 130 (Design 1)

NEW 212 (Creativity Seminar)

NEW 338/339 (New College Review)

NEW 490 (Book Arts Exploration)

UH 210 (History of the Book)

UH 210 (Book Arts Techniques and Aesthetics)

Representative Publications



Amy Pirkle established Perkolator Press in 2005 and received her M.F.A. in Book Arts from The University of Alabama in 2007, where she has been teaching Book Arts, Design, and Interdisciplinary studies since 2007.

She has also taught letterpress at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and worked as a freelance printer at Pace Prints in New York. She is also an instructor for Bluprint (formerly Craftsy), and her flipbook classes will be available through their website in late 2018. Her work resides in over 50 permanent collections across the United States including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Meridian Museum of Art, and Yale University’s Robert B. Haas Special Collections.