workshops
 

Exploring Material and Metaphor in the Artist Book, Feather River Art Camp, Student work, 2016

modified Retchōsō binding sample, 2018

Meandering, 2013, acrylic, paper, thread, accordion storage binding, 4½ x 3½ x ½ inches

 

 

 

 

Mixed-Media and the Artist Book, Feather River Art Camp, Student work, 2015

Simplicity, paper, thread, muslin, long-stitch, link-stitch binding, 2011

Seeing Through Possibility, 2011, acrylic, found paper, accordion coptic binding 5 x 3¾ x ¾ inches

Mixed-Media and the Artist Book, Feather River Art Camp, Student work, 2015

Exploring Material and Metaphor in the Artist Book at Feather River Art Camp June 9–16, 2019
Come join me for a fantastic week creating a variety of book structures. Start with the basics like the simple accordion and the pamphlet stitch. Get inspired by the natural environment, consider the metaphors of the book or collaborate with other campers to create something meaningful. In addition, make a variety of soft and hard cover books with exposed spines including sewing around tapes, long-stitch and a modified Retchōsō binding. These books open flat and have multiple sections making them great for notebooks and sketchbooks.

The metaphors of the book are metaphors of containment, of exteriority and interiority, of surface and depth, of covering and exposure, of taking apart and putting together.
–Susan Stewart, On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection

You’ll have an opportunity to experiment with different materials to make covers: Momigami (kneaded paper that feels like cloth) and fused plastic. These techniques can be used to make alternative things in addition to covers. Additional materials will be available to make multiple versions of the same book to reinforce the techniques. Previous bookbinding experience is helpful, but not required.
Please bring the following materials: bonefolder, bookbinding awl available at: The Caning Shop, self-healing cutting mat, ruler and triangle or ruled square, i.e. Omnigrid, craft knife, i.e.: X-Acto knife with no. 11 blades, scissors, favorite mark-making tools: a pen and/or pencil. $30 materials fee will include a variety of papers, paints, Konnyaku and other supplies.
Select Teaching Experience
2019 Feather River Art Camp, Exploring Material and Metaphor in the Artist Book, Jun 14–21
2018 Feather River Art Camp, Upcycling the Everyday Garment, Jun 7–10, student work
2017 Feather River Art Camp, Upcycling the Everyday Garment, Jun 18–25, student work
2016 Feather River Art Camp, Exploring Material and Metaphor in the Artist Book, Jun 19–26, student work
2015 Feather River Art Camp, Quincy, CA, Mixed-Media & the Artist Book, Jun 14–21, student work
2014 NIAD Art CenterTeaching Artist Internship, Aug 26–Dec 16
2014 Feather River Art Camp, Bookmaking: Collage & the Book, Jun 15–22, student work
2014 Richmond Art Center, Paper & Stitch Collage, Jan 18
2013 Richmond Art CenterCollage: Navigate Your Journey, Sep 18–Oct 23, Jun 19–Jul 31
2013 Richmond Art Center, Collage Uncovered, Jan 16–Feb 13 & Paper & Stitch Collage, Nov 2
2013 Sonoma County Book Arts Guild, Pocketful of Identity, Sep 7
2012 Autobody Fine Art, Paper & Stitch Collage, Aug 20, 27
2012 Sonoma County Book Arts Guild, Slot & Tab Collage Book, Jul 7
2012 Richmond Art Center, Collage Uncovered, Jun 13–Aug 1, Apr 4–May 23, Jan 11–Feb 29
2012 Richmond Art Center, Collage Bound, Mar 29–May 17
2012 Mastick Senior Center,,Fabric Collage Postcards, May 19
2011 Richmond Art Center, Expression thru Book Arts with Nan Watanabe, Nov 5, 12
2011 Richmond Art Center, Mixed-Media Fabric Collage, Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
2011 Richmond Art Center, Layers of Meaning–Collage & the Book, Jul 6–27, Apr 6–May 25, Jan 12–Mar 2
2011 Sonoma County Book Arts Guild, Accordion Storage Binding, Jul 2
2010 SCRAPBind Your Own Scrap Journal, Jul 10
2010 Frank Bette Center, Simple Handbound Journal, Apr 18, Feb 7
2010 Frisbie Street, Make Your Own Artful Mail, Feb 28
2009 Frank Bette CenterSimple Handbound Journal, Nov 21
2009 Bay Area Book Arts Jam, Pamphlet Stitch Book Make & Take, Oct 17
2009 Frisbie Street, Simple Handbound Journal, Aug 30