Friday, August 20, 2010


Pop-Ups for Beginners with book artist Shawn Sheehy
September 11, 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

In this beginner's pop-up workshop, participants will learn basic techniques in paper engineering by building a variety of versatile forms and lifts. Throughout the workshop, books of professional pop-up engineers will be examined. Participants will take home a collection of samples that can be used for further study and practice.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants, so sign up today!

$70 includes materials - $60 student rate.

To register, email with your name, address and telephone.

Shawn Sheehy merges his skills in paper engineering with an interest in themes of biological and cultural evolution to produce sculptural pop-up books. Shawn has taught workshops at PBI, Penland, and the Center for Book Arts in New York, and serves as designer for the poetry broadside series published by Oneiros Press. He earned a MFA in Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

Sponsored by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers

For more info about book artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy, check out his website at

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Register now for the GBW Standards of Excellence Seminar!

The Guild of Bookworkers' annual Standards of Excellence Seminar convenes this year in Tucson, Arizona, October 14 to 16. This year's program promises to be enlightening and stimulating, with a full slate of excellent presenters (Michael Burke, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Martha Little and Jeff Peachey), and tours of the beautiful San Xavier Mission, the Titan Missile Museum, the UA Center for Creative Photography, Arizona State Museum's conservation lab, and UA's School of Art.

You can find information about travel and lodging, a schedule of events and presenter biographies here. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon here!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Work in Progress, an advanced workshop with Susan E. King

October 22 – 24
Berea, Kentucky

This advanced critique workshop is for experienced book artists involved in on-going projects. Emphasis will be on creative problem solving and developing a realistic plan of work.

· Expand your current artist book project
· Receive feedback and critique in a supportive environment
· Develop a plan for completion of a long term project
· Develop a realistic workflow for the next six months

Enjoy a fall weekend in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains in
scenic Berea, the Folk Arts and Crafts capital of Kentucky

Lunches and early Sunday supper will be catered and included in
workshop fee

· Friday. October 22: evening get together and talk by Susan King
· Saturday, October 23: 9 to 5 (lunch provided)
· Sunday, October 24 9 to 4 (brunch provided)
· Sunday at 4 p.m., (early supper provided)

Place: Berea Kentucky is 35 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky, just
off Interstate 75. The closest airport is Bluegrass Field (LEX) in

The workshop space is centrally located, on College Square, near a
coffee shop, three restaurants and several shops that focus on
Kentucky crafts.

Transportation, lodging and some meals are the responsibility of the
participant. See for lodging and more information

Susan is internationally known for her artist’s books that combine
form and content. Her work can be seen at

Fee: $300 until September 1st, $350 after September 1st

$150 non-refundable registration holds your place in the workshop.

Enrollment is Extremely Limited!

Pre-requisite: former workshop with Susan King or consent of the
instructor. See More

Monday, August 2, 2010

Calligraphy Exhibits at Emory University, Decatur, Georgia

At the Carlos Museum at on the campus of Emory University, preparations are under way to present two exhibitions on Islamic calligraphy and the Qur’an. Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600–1900 and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an open Aug. 28. These complementary exhibitions — on view through Dec. 5 — examine the artistry of calligraphy, folios from the Qur’an, and the tools used to create these works of art, while exploring the social significance associated with calligraphy. For more information, see the Emory website here.