UPCOMING CLASSES in 2018
 

Boxmaking A - Z
Athenaeum Art Center, San Diego, CA
Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm (6 weeks)
January 31 - March 7, 2018 (register here)

Flatback Case Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
January 20, 2018 (register here)

Slotted Tape Binding
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
January 21, 2018 (register here)

Historical Sewing Sampler I & II
San Diego Book Arts, San Diego, CA
Unsupported Sewings, January 27, 2018 (register here)
Supported Sewings, January 28, 2018 (register here)

Historic Japanese Book: From Waste Pulp to Woodblocks
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
February 10 - 11, 2018 (register here)

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

Historical Sewing Sampler
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
March 17, 2018 (register here)

Wax Tablets
BookArtsLA, Los Angeles, CA
March 24 - 25, 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 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.

 

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

BookArtsLA
Los Angeles, CA
February 10 - 11, 2018