Ashton Ludden is an artist and educator with specialization in hand-engraving, printmaking, and sign painting. She studied Engraving Arts and Printmaking at Emporia State University and received her BFA in 2009, and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2013. 

Ludden is the co-founder and an active artist of Relay Ridge Collaborative Artist Space, teaches printmaking at Knoxville Community School of the Arts, and recently retired as the lead sign artist for Knoxville’s Trader Joe’s. She is also the 2D Coordinator for the Spring Pentaculum Artist Residency at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and teaches various workshops throughout the region.

If she’s not in her studio or tricking others into liking printmaking, you’ll likely find her hiking with her dogs in the Cumberland Plateau, laughing with her partner Andrew, or napping with her cat in the sun.

Instagram: @ashton_ludden