Clamshell Box Making
at Hook Pottery Paper, LaPorte, Indiana
June 20 – 21, 2014
10:00am – 2:30pm friday & Saturday
$165.00, includes all materials
I will be teaching this box making workshop in LaPorte, Indiana at the studios of Hook Pottery Paper. For more information and registration details visit Hook Pottery Paper’s website.
The clamshell box, also called the solander box, is the most versatile protective enclosure for artwork, books and objects. In this two day workshop, we will construct a sturdy clamshell box using handmade paper and bookcloth that not only protects the objects inside but is a great way to present professional work. During the class, we will discuss modifying the traditional clamshell in order to accommodate unusual shapes, create divided trays, and even make secret compartments. Participants will also learn how to make their own book cloth which can be used in the workshop or saved for future projects. The clamshell box will be made to house materials that are 8 x 10 inches. If you’re interested in making your clamshell box to hold materials of a different size, please say so at the time of registration.
Bloomington Open Studios Tour
June 7-8, 2014
Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Now in its third year, Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a fun 2-day event in which area artists open their studios to visits from the general public. You can visit as many studios as you like, and it’s a great way to support Bloomington artists. And, there is no cost to attend!
In January, I had the pleasure in participating in an online interview with Erin Fletcher of Herringbone Bindery on her blog Flash of the Hand. The interview was divided into five segments each of which appeared every Monday in the month. Below are the links to each interview.
First Segment: And then there were Eight (Pluto Book) and Introduction
Second Segment: Destiny of Choice, EcoEditions, 23 Sandy Gallery
Third Segment: Interpreter of Maladies, One Book One Chicago, Chicago Public Library
Fourth Segment: Fantasy & Nonsense, GBW Rocky Mountain Chapter, Marriott Library
Fifth and Final Segment: Undefined Lines and my process for paste papers/cloth