Workshops, Exhibitions, and Other Events

Want to plan a book arts workshop in your area? I teach a variety of classes that incorporate hand-papermaking, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and design. I’m happy to plan a workshop or studio visit that suits your needs. Below is a list of my upcoming classes and workshops, plus exhibitions where my work is included.

Upcoming Events

See a new suite of prints on display at the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC. The Wonderland exhibit is in the Focus Gallery from Feb 10 — May 8, 2018. Five other artists have work on display in fiber arts, clay, and jewelry. All prints on exhibit are for sale. You can learn a little about how I made those pieces here.

November 2017—January 2018: Two of my tunnel books are on display in the Folk Art Center’s Focus Gallery as part of the New Members Exhibition.


Selected Past Workshops and Events

April 18-22, 2016. Try It On! Printmaking workshop at Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina. In this 4-day workshop, I will be teaching low-tech printing methods that can be replicated with or without a printing press. We’ll explore layering techniques with monoprints, linoleum block prints, and a few surprise techniques.

September 9-10, 2016. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Burnsville NC. I’m pleased to be a participating author at this event, presenting with children’s illustrator Ellie Kirby and Kevin Watson of Press 53. Join us for a panel discussion with Q and A on Friday and Saturday at 10 am, followed by a book signing each day at 12:00 noon. Tons of authors will be there reading and discussing all things bookish.

November 12-13, 2016. Making Basic Tunnel Books. Asheville Bookworks, Asheville NC. In this two-day workshop, we’ll cover the basics of tunnel book engineering. Students will make one model to be used as reference and will then create books of their own design (see example above). We’ll discuss how to incorporate printing and other methods of editioning, and consider how structure serves the content of each book. Cost is only $241 for two full days of instruction. For more details, and to register, go to the Bookworks website.

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Feb 27, 2016. Making Simple Tunnel Books. At the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, we’ll spend one intensive day learning the basic structure of tunnel books. Students will make one complete book that can be used as a reference for future projects.

March 8 – May 1, 2015: Teaching From Guts to Glory, the spring concentration at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC. In this 8-week intensive workshop, students will make books from start to finish: we’ll make handmade paper, learn traditional and modern letterpress printing techniques, and learn a few traditional and experimental binding techniques. Students can expect to produce several complex self-guided projects. For more details, visit the Penland website in the link above.

May 8 – 10, 2015: Image-making for Letterpress Printing, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC. In this 3-day workshop, students will learn a variety of ways to produce images through letterpress printing. No drawing skills required! We’ll create linoleum block prints, collographs, monoprints, pressure prints, and learn a variety of ways to produce patterns and textures that do not rely solely on drawing.

September 11 – November 20, 2015: Paper Narratives, an exhibit guest curated by Suzanne Sawyer of DownHomeGirl Studio and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, Atlanta, GA.

January 23 – 25, 2015: Luncheon and Book-Making Workshop, the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA. Join us for a discussion over lunch (Books as Art Objects) in conjunction with the concurrent exhibit by artist Brian Dettmer; then return for a 2-day workshop that will teach participants how to sew three styles of bindings for handmade books.

June 20 – August 2, 2014: Tunnel books and new installation included in the Reading Room Exhibit as part of the Pulp Mastery exhibition at the Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.

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April 11-13, 2014Letterpress II, Asheville BookWorks. In this intensive 3-day workshop, students will continue to develop their printing skills using various flatbed presses, combine text and image-making techniques, and work on independent projects.

March 17- July 11, 2014: included in Menlo College’s anniversary exhibition, 85 Years/ 85 Artists. 

March 3 – April 11, 2014Paper Beyond the Page, a group exhibition at the Kuhn Gallery, the Ohio State University- Marion with Kerri Harding and Suzanne Sawyer.

September 2013: I’m thrilled to have two books featured in this year’s 500 Handmade Books by Lark Crafts of Asheville, NC.

January, 2013: Build, part of the Cartologo project, finds its new home in the National Library in Santiago, Chile. For this international project, participants were given a handful of cards from the card catalog in the National Library. Our task was to create a book from the cards and return it.

June, 2012: Two of my books appear in the 2012 edition of 1,000 Artist’s Books (Quarry Books).