Mary Beth Boone is a book artist and letterpress printer who makes her home in Greensboro, NC. She began making books over twenty years ago and shows her work extensively. A Winter Residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2012 inspired her to locate and purchase a Vandercook SP 15. She prints under the imprint Purple Pumpkin Press. Her work is in private and public collections. Mary Beth holds a MFA from the University of SC, Columbia. She loves sharing her interests with others. Consequently she has taught folks from 4-90 years of age. Her most recent endeavor is a course entitled Investigating the Book, part of Guilford Colleges’ January Term program. Travel is another passion; though her favorite destinations are her print shop or gardens!