UPCOMING CLASSES
 

Historical Sewing Sampler
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
August 26, 2017 (register here)

Drumleaf Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
September 9, 2017 (register here)

Limp Leather Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
September 10, 2017 (register here)

Letterpress Imagemaking
Athenaeum Print Studio at Bread & Salt, San Diego, CA
September 30 - October 1, 2017 (register here)

Japanese Porfolio Box
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
December 2-3, 2017 (register here)

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 WORKSHOP

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, and 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

San Diego Book Arts, San Diego, CA
August 19-20, 2017 (register here)

BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
October 7-8, 2017 (register here)

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD
November 18-19, 2017 (register here)

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

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