Boxes and Penland

Boxes are in full swing in the studio as several commissioned enclosures have just been sent to their new owners. The studio becomes a mess with so many box projects going at once. Materials are strewn about, scraps are spread everywhere, and my tools are somewhere under all of the debris. The bustle makes me think back to the most recent box making workshop I taught last October. I had the privilege to teach Box Making for Book Artists at Penland School of Craft, an experience that everyone assured me would be more than memorable. They were right, of course. I…

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Box Models

In an effort to go beyond the printed tutorial or weekend workshop, I've created these box models as a teaching tool to assist in the construction of high quality presentation enclosures. These boxes could be used for training at an institution, as a visual aid for an instructor, or to guide a student learning on their own. Each box is made from quality binder’s board and is wrapped in a variety of beautiful handmade paper, from Hook Pottery Paper, with the exception of the Dover book cloth spines. Clamshell Box Model $275.00 8.5 x 6.5 x 1.5" This box model…

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Box with a Drawer

I have been developing a new box structure and just put the finishing touches on three of its kind. This box was developed in response to my desire to make a box with a drawer but haven't for lack of a tutorial (if you know of one, I would love to see it!). Additionally, I had some students interested in taking a box workshop with me, who I had the pleasure of teaching during the 2015 Paper and Book Intensive workshop Box Making for Book Artists. Developing a class for this new box structure was a great way to explore…

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