Sara White will be joining the Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) for the 2015-2016 academic year as the newest resident artist. Sara is beginning her third year in the Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama.
Sara White makes artist’s books under the imprint Alluvium Press, named for the sediment shaped and carried by rivers. Her upbringing near the border of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas contributes to a fascination with in-between places and hidden landscapes/histories, which she often weaves into her creative work. Sara developed an enthusiasm for letterpress printing and bookmaking while completing a BFA in studio art at Loyola University New Orleans in 2007. She continued pursuing book arts beyond college through workshops, apprenticeships and employment in letterpress shops in Asheville, NC and New Orleans. She began her MFA candidacy in Book Arts at The University of Alabama in 2013. Sara is thrilled to teach the Structural Book course at FSU while printing and binding her thesis project at SCAP in the next year.
Sara assisted with book arts classes at the Penland School of Craft and The University of Alabama, and she taught relief printmaking workshops at New Orleans School of Art and Craft for two years. Her artist’s books have been selected for exhibitions with the College Book Art Association, the Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, Sheffield International, and the Miniature Book Society. Her letterpress stationery series, Southern Pest Prints, can be found at Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and in other shops across the country.
Please see the SCAP website for more information on this artist.