Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Student Scholarship to Standards

The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to offer a student scholarship to the Standards of Excellence Seminar Sept. 15-17 in Charleston, SC! The scholarship will cover the $225 registration fee and is offered to any student currently enrolled in either an undergrad or graduate program who is a current member of the Southeast chapter. Please note that the winner must be able to cover their own travel and hotel expenses.

For more information or if you'd like to apply, please email us at southeastguild(at) with your name, school you are attending, and the email of one of your professors NO LATER THAN JUNE 3. One student will be selected by drawing a winner from all who apply. The winner will be notified by June 15.

Still deciding on whether or not to attend? See what members of the Guild of Book Workers have said about their experience at Standards:

Monday, November 30, 2015

"Papermaking as Personal Expression" Workshop with Drew Matott

Small Craft Advisory Press hosted a Southeast Guild of Bookworkers papermaking workshop with Drew Matott (of Peace Papers) over the weekend of November 7​th​ & 8th. The workshop drew in participants from Tallahassee, and even a few from​ the​ Panama City area, to make paper during this two-day workshop.

The premise of the workshop was "papermaking as personal expression." Drew invited each participant to bring in articles of clothing or other significant fabric to be pulped in the Hollander beaters. The beats started out with the bicycle-powered beater, but then switched over to an electrical motor for the remainder of the workshop.

All of the participants shared their pulp, so that everyone could make a colorful array of paper and experiment with traditional sheet pulling, layering pulps onto moulds by hand, and pulp painting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Papermaking Workshop in Tallahassee, FL

The Southeast Guild of BookWorkers is pleased to offer the following workshop:

Register online at

Contact AB Gorham at for additional information

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Artist Talk by Sarah McDermott at Small Craft Advisory Press, November 1st

Artist Lecture by Sarah McDermott
November 1, 2014 at 8pm
Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University in Tallahassee
Free and open to the public, this lecture will be in conjunction with Sarah's workshop and the closing reception of, "Quarto: Four Years of Artists' Books by Resident Artists at the Small Craft Advisory Press"

Sarah McDermott is a book artist and printer who teaches at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including Yale University Arts Library and Brown University Artists' Book Collection.
 Her talk with center on her recent artists book titled, "Channel and Flow", which was produced during her residency at Women's Studio Workshop earlier this year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Workshop with Sarah McDermott in Tallahassee, FL, Nov 1-2

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is pleased to offer the following workshop:

Small Structures, Printed Layers 
taught by Sarah McDermott at FAR's Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
November 1-2, 2014
Cost:  $165 for students and Southeast Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general

Workshop description: In this combined bookbinding and letterpress printing workshop, participants will exercise both their spontaneous and structured sides. On the first day, we will embrace improvisation on the press as we experiment with various methods of creating layered imagery- using pressure printing, monoprint techniques, and the printshop's collection of large wood type. 

On the second day, image and structure will combine in unanticipated ways as we integrate these printed sheets into several small book structures, paying attention to precision as we learn variations on the pamphlet, folded single sheet, and long stitch bindings. 

Throughout the workshop, we will take note of materials- investigating papers appropriate for both printing and folding. 

No experience is necessary, but some bookbinding or craft experience would be helpful.
How to sign up:  Email Allison Milham at no later than the October 17th deadline. The class fee (including supplies) is $165 for students and Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general registration. Payment must be made in advance. Space is limited to 10 students. Class time: 9-4 pm both days. 

For any additional questions, contact