UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 

BookArtsLA
Sculptural Papermaking
Los Angeles, CA
July 22, 2017 (register here)

BookArtsLA
Secret Belgian Binding
Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2017 (register here)

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and Dyes
Forest Grove, OR
June 26-27, 2017 (register here)

San Diego Book Arts
The Decorative Stitch
San Diego, CA
July 29-30, 2017 (register here)
 

PREVIOUS COURSES/WORKSHOPS

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

 

 

featured WORKSHOP

The Historic Japanese Book: From Waste Pulp to Wood Block

 The Japanese stab binding has been used for centuries as a simple and elegant structure for bookmaking, but little is known today about how the covers for these familiar bindings were made. Likely created from layers of poor-quality recycled paper covered with an outermost layer of thin, high-quality dyed paper that was either burnished or embossed for decoration, these soft and flexible bindings have withstood the test of time. However, due in part to its designation as a lowly craft, little of the process used to create these covers survives in the historic record. 

In this workshop, students 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. 1 - 5 day workshop formats are possible. Please contact me directly to book a workshop or lecture. 

CALENDAR


Focus on Book Arts
Forest Grove, OR
June 21-23, 2017

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory
Cleveland, OH
August 12-13, 2017