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About DDP

About DDP

Double Dutch Press is a fine art printmaking studio founded in 2012 by Amanda Burk and Katherine McGuire. In addition to designing and producing handprinted art and goods, the studio offers Workshops, Press Rental, and Screen Services. DDP’s facilities accommodate relief, etching, and fine art screenprinting.


Amanda grew up in Toledo, Iowa (NOT Ohio, Iowa) and gained her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2002 with an emphasis in Printmaking. After some time being generally awesome and loitering, ahem, doing comedy in Chicago and NYC (some troupes you’ve probably never heard of like Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade), she went on to gain her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia in 2007 with even more emphasis on Printmaking. From 2007 through 2012, she taught as an Adjunct Professor of Art at the University of Georgia, Gainesville State College, and Kennesaw State University and worked as a ceramicist at R Wood Studio in Athens, GA. Amanda has adorable dogs (they only bark not bite) who might be found eating non-toxic things around the studio.


Katherine was born and raised in Laguna Beach, California (yes, thereal OC). She escaped to the east coast to gain her Bachelor of Arts from New York University with a degree in Anthropology  in 2003. She had a corporate job in NYC, and a stint as a private tutor in California before pursuing her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia with an emphasis in Printmaking. She matriculated from UGA in 2008  and spent the remainder of that year through 2011 working for a large alternative asset management firm in NYC. She then switched gears to a smaller alternative asset management firm in Chicago for 2012. The siren call of printmaking lured her back from the cold of the north in 2012 to found Double Dutch Press with Amanda.

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