Amanda McCorkle 98 GD
Based in Hope Valley, RI
From enchanted forests to underwater seascapes, ColorQuarry creates customized one-of-a-kind paper goods fit for the avant-garde. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, Amanda set out to create something that captured the essence of each client's unique & individual joy. Pairing the centuries-old craft of letterpress printing with her classical training as a graphic designer, Amanda works with her customers to ensure each hand-printed piece is its own mystical nugget of art.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Nature, vintage children's books, vintage travel posters, friends art
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
Yes! I graduated in graphic design and currently design custom wedding invitations, birth announcements and all things stationery...along with my side work of logo/print design work that I do (when time allows).
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
My custom designed, letterpress printed invitations, announcements & stationery, available on etsy.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
I'm in a recent issue of the magazine Papier Mache.
To see more of Amanda's work, visit colorquarryletterpress.com