413 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN, 37902

(865) 200-8084



The ROOSTER may crow but the HEN delivers the goods. 


PIONEER HOUSE is a letterpress printmaking studio, gallery & honky tonk vintage shop in downtown Knoxville, TN with a mini studio in New Orleans. The in-house collection of amazing antique wood type, decorative metal type & printable ornaments are mixed with original & vintage imagery carved into wood or linoleum or chainstitched onto fabric or hand printed on reconditioned antique printing presses. 

PAPER: Pioneer House letterpress paper goods, handmade in the South

ART: Unique, one of a kind monotypes, paintings, turquoise & silver, wearable art

APPAREL: New & rare western vintage clothing, fancy chainstitch, rhinestones, smile pockets

If you can't visit the studio in person feel free to browse here.

Thank You.


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Julie Belcher - Letterpress Mixed Media with Encaustic


The Pioneer House brand paper goods are an eclectic mix of hand pulled prints, sewn paper art, posters, greeting cards, calendars & accessories. You will also find mixed media, printmaking & encaustic painting supplies, unique hillbilly vintage clothing inside the retail space. We often host special events in the store - art openings, intimate music performances, Pioneer House-parties & local old time jams & the occasional square dance. Come on by for a visit.

A sampling of our curated vintage wares, 1940s western shirts with smile pockets, vintage pee wee cowboy boots, a haystack of Open Road Stetsons and some amazing vintage chain stitching on clothing. Come See!


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