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Amy Pirkle

Assistant Professor


  • MFA, Book Arts, The University of Alabama
  • BA, Studio Art, Mercer University


Amy Pirkle established Perkolator Press in 2005 and received her MFA 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 taught letterpress at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and taught Book Arts for The University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy in 2019.

As a flipbook artist, Amy has received commissions from Amazon Prime, the BBC, NBCUniversal, the SyFy network, Best Western, Callaway Golf, The American Red Cross, and Fairlife Milk, among others. She is an instructor for Craftsy and you can find her flipbook animation classes (FLIP OUT!) on their website ( Her fine press work resides in over 60 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.

Teaching Interests

  • Book Arts
  • Book and Magazine Design/Publishing
  • History of the Book
  • Drawing and Traditional Animation Techniques
  • Creativity