Sarah Ridgley, Owner of Pheasant Press Letterpress

Hi! My name is Sarah and I run Pheasant Letterpress here in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

I first became interested in letterpress printing when I was researching wedding invitations for my own wedding. I was smitten by all the gorgeous letterpress work that I saw and I knew this was an art I wanted to learn more about. I began researching and studying everything I could about how the old presses worked and finally bought my first small press.

Everything I learned about printing I taught myself or learned from my friends on Briar Press. I practiced printing for a few years by doing invitations and announcements for friends and family. I finally set up a shop on Etsy in 2007, and I've been happily printing ever since.