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Move over, horse, its the year of the sheep

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Last year, 2014, had many galloping moments, but I look forward to a steadier, sheep paced 2015. In 2014, I had the pleasure of teaching many wonderful workshops, participating in exhibits, and a few other events. This coming year has many events on the calendar already with more to come. As the year progresses, additional events will be added so keep a lookout at this website or on Facebook.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of the events listed below, feel free to send me a message!






Clamshell Box Making
Date: February 28-March 1, 2015 Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm, with a short break for lunch
Location: Spring Leaf Press Studio, BLOOMINGTON, IN
Fee: $150.00

clamshell example

The clamshell 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.

Reserve your spot by emailing me here. Workshop fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card the day of the workshop. Upon registration, participants will be sent a list of things they should bring to the workshop.



Box Making for Artist Books, Paper and Book Intensive 2015!
at Oxbow’s beautiful campus in SAUGATUCK, MI
May 17 to 28, 2015, Session 1

Stu­dents will learn how to con­struct pro­fes­sional enclo­sures for artist books using mate­ri­als and tech­niques cre­atively. We will dis­cuss ways that the boxes can ref­er­ence the nature of the item or items inside while main­tain­ing a cohe­sive design. We will explore a range of mate­ri­als, both tra­di­tional and uncom­mon, as they can be applied to enclo­sures and books. Through the cre­ation of a vari­ety of pla­que­ttes, we will also explore dec­o­ra­tive tech­niques such as raised and recessed sur­faces, sten­cil­ing, and wrap­ping curved board edges. The project made in class will house the prac­tice pla­que­ttes, con­tain a secret com­part­ment held closed with mag­nets, and have a divided tray within the secret com­part­ment with inset options, giv­ing stu­dents more prac­tice with unusual inte­ri­ors. This work­shop will be per­fect for book artists and any­one inter­ested in box making.

box for artist books

See the full catalog of course descriptions at the PBI Website.




Bloomington Open Studios Tour
June 6-7, 2015
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
More info HERE.

open studio