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 […]

Clamshell Workshop Recap

This time of year, workshops – both planning for them and teaching them – take up the majority of my time. This has been a new realization as I eagerly compile handouts and make lots of teaching guides. All the while, the stack of works in progress remain on the bench like a group of […]

Adventures in Content, Charleston SC

Brien Beidler, a friend and colleague,  works at the Charleston Library Society and invited me to Charleston to teach Adventures in Content a month ago to a wonderfully enthusiastic group of people at Redux Studios. In a two day workshop setting, the students would work through their own artist books prompted by a list of […]

Workshop with Daniel Kelm

I had the privilege of participating in Daniel Kelm’s workshop on wire edge binding this past weekend here in Bloomington. He treated us to a lecture the previous Thursday, and it just made me more eager to get my hands working with the structures. Daniel has a great way of explaining the processes but also […]

Standards of Excellence in Boston

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence this year was held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. We were conveniently located in the middle of Boston so there was a lot to see and eat. Needless to say it was easy to fill any spare minutes outside of the […]