Monday, December 2, 2013

Demonstration at Corcoran Print and Book Forum

I will be giving a demonstration- "Variations on Non-Adhesive Structures" at the Corcoran print and book forum on December 7. 
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Workshop at Dard Hunter Papermaking Conference

Some images of prep work leading up to the workshop ("Calling Cards") that Gretchen Schermerhorn and I are teaching at the Dard Hunter Pre-Conference October 14-16. More info about the workshop here:


Knotweed sheets on the left, and banana fiber, after cooking and before beating, on the right.                                                

Thursday, August 8, 2013

What we've been up to for the last 5 weeks

Built-in-groove, sewn-on-cords, and leather drumleaf bindings made by my all-star group of students in Binding II at the Corcoran.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer classes

I'm teaching the following classes this summer. All are currently open (even Binding II- although it's a graduate level class one can register via Continuing Education).

--Fukuro-toji (aka pouch books) workshops at the Freer-Sackler Smithsonian Gallery of Asian Art with other teaching artists from Pyramid Atlantic, June 22, 23, 29 and 30. These workshops are to accompany their lovely exhibition "Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer's Japanese Illustrated Books." Register here:

--Binding II at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the Art and the Book Masters Program. Starting July 7 and running for 20 sessions in 10 weeks. Covering traditional and contemporary use of leather in bookbinding, including sharpening and use of tools, leather paring, forwarding and finishing of a variety of structures. (should be posted soon).

--Do-It-Yourself Polymer Plates at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on July 13 and 14. Info here (scroll down):

--Book Arts Basics with Corcoran Continuing Education, 5 Sundays, 10am-2pm, starting July 14.

I'm currently super busy preparing for these classes including making this sharpening jig to use in Binding II with a belt sander:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Featured on Flash of the Hand

I'm the "Book Artist of the Month" on this bookbinding blog. Lots of other interesting things about binding as well.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Book + Print classes

I'm teaching two sections of a Printmaking Survey course for Corcoran Continuing Education that start this coming week and run for the whole semester. We will cover relief, intaglio, and basic lithography.
I'm also teaching a 12 week bookmaking class at the Arlington Arts Center starting in February.’-books-–-cover-cover
All of these classes have spaces in them and are open for general enrollment.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Reading at 601 Artspace (NY, NY)

Yesterday my friend Joanna Ruocco read while I simultaneously showed slides of our collaborative work. It was one of the first times I have projected images of books as though they were not books, just isolated images. It was interesting to see how the (read) text and image combinations worked and which were more successful than others. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 6-8 PM
Plummeting Appliances, Dying Verbs, Enslaved Automatons, and Other Objects: Writers Talk
with Louis Chude-Sokei, Joshua Cohen, Matthew Derby, Jim Krusoe, Joanna Ruocco, and Sarah McDermott 
Co-organized by Ben Bush

more info on the participants here: