Nova Art Studios


Nova Art Studios is the new home of KERNgirl. After 10 years operating out of Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts, I moved to North Chelmsford to join a burgeoning and exciting community of artists and skilled craftspeople. Read how my journey into collecting and using vintage letterpress equipment began.

Greater Lowell’s newest artist community, Nova Art Studios is located in the fully renovated historic Chelmsford Mills. Featuring an authorfiber artistsjewelersletterpress printermetalworkermixed media artistphotographerpottersoap maker and woodworker, Nova brings decades of art experience and craftsmanship to North Chelmsford.

Meet The Presses

I currently have five different types of letterpresses in my shop and each one is unique. 

Damon and Peets 6×10 Favorite Treadle  Platen Press

Kelsey Excelsior 5×8 Table Top Platen Press

Sigwalt Chicago No. 11 2.5×4 Platen Press

Vandercook SP15 Proofing Press

A Homemade Proofing Press

Follow along with my new monthly Instagram and Blog Posts called Meet the Presses