Macon York Costlow Hendersonville, NC
Macon York Costlow is an artist, letterpress printer, and owner of Cotton Blossom Press, whose mission is to connect and delight. From her homestead studio, she creates handmade letterpress paper goods including greeting cards, art prints, and calendars. Macon’s original hand-drawn artwork is inspired by the natural world, seasonal living, and efforts toward earnestness and intention. She produces simple designs that speak to the authentic relationships people have with nature and with one another. Her work features unique hand-mixed colors printed on pure cotton paper and is hand-cranked one at a time through her antique printing presses. Whimsical, colorful artwork and complementary envelopes enliven mailboxes and bare walls. Inspired by folk art, Macon strives to make work that is accessible to all people. Additionally, Macon encourages everyone to maintain a “stationary wardrobe” and be ready whenever life calls them to connect with and delight the people they love.