Category Archives: Book Structures

So many structures so little time.

  • Ladies of the Letterpress

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Lynn Jones of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie was my co-teacher for our second class for OLLI Book Arts. Eight women worked together to produce collaborative books with the title Blooming Chaos. You can share in our creative journey by viewing the photos below. Students – thank you all for two wonderful afternoons of inspiration and comraderie! […]

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  • Bradel Bindings Galore!

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by in Book Structures

    What a fabulous group of people I worked with in this course! The Bradel Binding requires a bit of patience, risk taking, and precision. Nine women tackled the project with enthusiasm, cooperation, and humor. They shared materials, expertise, laughs, and book arts stories. The first day of the class involved dyeing the Tyvek with acrylic […]

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  • OLLI Book Arts: Letterpress and Winterfold Book, Part I

    Posted on November 8, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    An eager group of would-be typographers met at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie in Old Town, Eureka. The workshop is a collaboration with artist and printmaker, Lynn Jones, and book artist, Michele Olsen. Day 1 of the course covered linoleum block cutting, typesetting, and printing. The resulting book will be assembled on Day 2. Lynn’s studio […]

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  • Pop-up Pandemonium

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    Join us as we explore the extraordinary paper pop-up world of Paul Johnson — an artist who promotes literacy for children using the book arts. Pop-up books and cards delight us all, and can be quite simple or very sophisticated. Students will learn the engineering basics, and then create their own designs. We will finish […]

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  • Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. The Winter Fold book is an invention of the creative […]

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  • Airport Art Followup

    Posted on July 22, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    I’ve spent much of the last few weeks finishing four books for my recent exhibit at the Humboldt County Airport Gallery. While I had books that I could have put in the exhibit, it became clear to me that I wanted them all to involve wood. So, making the last books was a real stretch given the […]

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  • Wooden Books at the Humboldt County Airport

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    Did you know that the Humboldt County airport is also an art gallery? I’ve always enjoyed the work I’ve seen there when I’m leaving, arriving, or picking someone up. Nine of my wooden books were just installed in the three cases outside of the fabulously delectable Ramone’s cafe. I wanted the books to have that […]

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  • Barn Raising

    Posted on June 7, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    I’ve been busy in the studio creating a new book. It features the history and reconstruction of the Long-Graham barn owned by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust in Freshwater, California. I didn’t have a fixed idea of what the book would look like when I started but it has evolved into a vessel containing memorabilia about […]

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  • Just My Type Letterpress Paperie

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking

    Lynn Jones, the co-owner of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, and I have been working on a proposal for a Fall OLLI course. Lynn will teach students to carve their own linoleum blocks and demonstrate the setting of blocks and letterpress type. Workshop participants will use their images and imaginations to produce a collaborative book. The Winterfold structure was designed by […]

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  • Books from a Single Sheet of Paper

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    I will be offering a 3-hour class through OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) during the summer session. Explore origami structures created by the international book artist Hedi Kyle. The books will all be folded from a single sheet of paper and do not require glue. The instructor will provide all papers, including Humboldt County […]

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