UPCOMING CLASSES
 

Historical Paper Case Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
February 24 - 25, 2018 

Historical Book Sewing Sampler
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
March 17, 2018 (SOLD OUT, sign up for the waitlist)

Clamshell Boxmaking
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
March 24 - 25, 2018 

Ecoprinting & Natural Dyeing on Cloth & Paper
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
April 14 - 15, 2018 

Intro to Western Papermaking
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
May 19, 2018 

Drumleaf Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
May 20, 2018 

Ecoprinting & Natural Dyeing on Cloth & Paper
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR
June 20 - 22, 2018

PREVIOUS TEACHING

BookArtsLA
Center for the Book, University of Iowa
Focus on Book Arts
Idyllwild Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory
Paper & Book Intensive
Penland School of Crafts
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
San Diego Book Arts
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
UCLA
University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy

 

 

Featured workshops...

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, & Dyes

Delve into the world of papermaking with plants, earth pigments, and natural dyes in this unique workshop. We’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of papermaking through exploration of natural plant fibers. We’ll learn techniques for immersion and vat dyeing wet pulps with dyes such as indigo, logwood, and cochineal, among others, for a wide range of colors. Additionally, we’ll learn how to manipulate dyed pulps on the paper’s surface through mark making techniques, as well as how to embed materials between sheets and how to create thin veils to conceal and reveal elements. After our sheets have dried, we’ll further work them through natural processes of rusting, bleaching, and resist dyeing. Through these processes, each sheet will become its own work of art.

CALENDAR

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, OH
SAVE THE DATE! September 15 - 16, 2018  


The Historic Japanese Book:
From Waste Pulp to Wood Block

In this workshop, students will explore processes of papermaking, cover decoration, and binding to create historic stab bindings as they were likely produced during the Edo Period (1603-1868) in Japan. Beginning from raw and recycled fibers, we will learn the fundamentals of traditional Nagashizuki papermaking as well as Han, or half-style, papermaking to create soft and supple papers for cover making. Once dry, we will use the papers we have made to create unique, laminated covers for use in our bindings. We will explore historic methods of cover decoration including burnishing, embossing, and natural dyeing. In addition to one or more completed stab bindings, students can expect to create a collection of sample cover papers that they can take home for further exploration. No prior experience required. 1 - 5 day workshop formats are possible. Please contact me directly to book a workshop or lecture.