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Here is a detail from my Pianola Roll Fan Book which is included in the current dot dash on-line exhibition. The exhibition is curated by book artist Melanie Bush  and … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Vintage cookbook changes form

  Vintage cookbook once discarded lends its paper to new forms. Egg shell cup and saucer take shape. From the old new dreams are born. Who would have thought I could … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Alexander Turnbull Library collects me!

Here are some photos taken in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington New Zealand featuring eight of my artist’s books. The display will continue … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose

Julia Collinson, a talented artist and gallery curator, recently opened Skylla (pronounced Cilla) in the small town of Milton on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. With her … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

Workshop review

This report of a workshop I ran for The Papermakers of Victoria is   featured in their current newsletter, Deckle Edge. Finding Content: a two day workshop with Marama Warren by … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Work with what you’ve got

At my ‘Finding Content’ workshop in Melbourne recently I heard myself tell the group to ‘just work with what you’ve got.’ It made me wonder – where did that idea … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

September workshop with Papermakers of Victoria

Over the weekend of September 12th and 13th I will be holding a workshop titled ‘Finding Content’ at the request of the Papermakers of Victoria. The workshop will be held … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Altered Children’s Books

Last Saturday I ran an altered book workshop as part of the Easter Art Market in Milton. The market was a great success with a stream of visitors from out … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dive into a Book

  I haven’t written lately as I have been doing other things –   This collage titled ‘Dive into a Book’ was auctioned last year at The Minnesota Center for … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Printing with Plants

In Liz Jeneid’s Natural Dyeing workshop we imprinted our papers with flowers and leaves by clamping them between ceramic tiles using strong metal paperclips to hold everything together. The sample … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 2 Comments