Thursday, October 30, 2014

Workshop and Lecture at FSU's Small Craft Advisory Press

This coming weekend (November 1 and 2) I am going to be facilitating a workshop at the Small Craft Advisory Press, which is part of the Facility for Arts Research at Florida State University. The workshop is sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.

Some more info on the workshop can be found here: 

Saturday evening (the 1st) I will also be giving a talk at SCAP, on my recent book project, Channel and Flow.

Info on that talk can be found here:

[Post-script: Here's some of what we did in the workshop!:]

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Guild of Bookworkers Tips and Tricks

The Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers invited me to give a presentation in their Tips and Tricks series. I'll be talking about some of these bookbinding tips within the context of a few of my artist's books. Tuesday 10/7, with socializing and snacks beginning at 6pm, to be held at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits

My new book, Channel and Flow, is currently on display in The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits exhibition, presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decature. More info and pictures of the work here:

I was also just told that Channel and Flow won the Best-in-Show award which is pretty neat!

Monday, August 11, 2014

We survived another Birkensnake

Birkensnake 7 is coming soon!

Some process pictures:
Screenprint prep- hand-drawn transparencies and rubylith-

We had a lot of help with the sewing:

Here's a little of what they're looking like:

Soon to be available at

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Workshop at the Morgan Conservatory

I'm teaching a workshop next weekend (June 28 and 29) at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. It's called Small Structures, Printed Layers and will involve both basic bookbinding and several letterpress printing techniques. There are a few spots left- check it out:

WSW Follow-up

A great write-up of my newly finished artist's book, Channel and Flow- this one has some good pictures:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WSW profile

I am mid-way through an artists' book residency at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. WSW has an excellent blogger, Jenn Bratovich, who wrote this eloquent encapsulation of the project I am working on.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Studio II book launch

The book that my students created this past fall semester in Studio II at the Corcoran is being unveiled this Friday.


The Corcoran College of Art and Design and the MA Art and the Book Program invite you to the launch of

Reliquiae: A Collaborative Artists' Book
February 7, 10:30 a.m.
Please join us on February 7th at 10:30 a.m. for light refreshments at the launch of the fourth annual collaborative artists' book by Corcoran College of Art and Design's MA Art and the Book graduate students. 

Corcoran Gallery of Art Atrium
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Designed and executed by students in the Fall of 2013 under the guidance of instructor Sarah McDermott, Reliquiae explores the phenomenon of the long-term preservation of the human body, and what these practices symbolize, express, and reveal about the societies in which they occur. Beginning with the idea of the body as a relic, the book then details modern embalming practices and examines seven extreme cases of preservation. Combing intriguing detail about the venerated body with imagery of the deceased, the book encourages the viewer to continue the discovery process. 

Reliquiae was created in an edition of 30 and features artists Julie Garcia, Jihae Kwon, Jaime Shafer, and Na'ama Zussman.  

For more information, click here.
Image provided by the MA Art and the Book program.
500 Seventeenth Street NW 
Washington, DC 20006
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Monday, January 6, 2014

The Intermediate Object at Pyramid Atlantic

Join me January 18 and 19 for The Intermediate Object workshop at Pyramid Atlantic (bookbinding and screenprinting). It's a class I've been developing for a while and I'm excited about it. Hop on board if you're interested! More info here: