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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

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

Natural dyeing for book artists

  Liz Jeneid’s workshop at Mt Kembla in NSW last weekend was informative, inspiring and a lot of fun. We boiled up a variety of plants including brown and red … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Content Workshop in Auckland

I am home again from Auckland where I was inspired three day conference Inside-Outside, a Case for the Book, organised by the New Zealand Association of Book Crafts. Californian book … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Every word has music and meaning

‘Against the ruin of the world, the creative act is the only defense.’ Kenneth Rexroth. I spent last weekend at a Poetry Master Class at Broughton Vale near Berry on … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Altered books Part II

Here are some more photographs from the Altered Books workshops I ran at The Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson, NSW  this month. I loved seeing how everyone approached their projects … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Altered books workshops

A short course in Transformation. Over the past two Saturdays I have been running Altered Books workshops at the Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson, NSW. I was invited by the … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amazing vegetable and fruit papers

  The papers (or papyrus) that Sharon and I made from vegetables and fruit have a delicious, translucent quality and vary in strength according to the nature of the plant … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Making book cloth

I love the feel of cloth covered books and the texture book cloth gives to an old or new book cover. I’ve attempted to make it several times with varying … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

photos from squid workshop

Photographer and artist  Jan Martin has just sent me these photographs from the book arts workshop I ran recently at Squid Studio in Nowra, NSW . The studio is a large, … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment