Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SEGBW Talk and Show at Asheville BookWorks

Allison Milham's work uluhaimalama

BookWorks rocks!  This past weekend I had the great fortune to accompany my wife, Sonja, the SEGBW co-cordinator for workshops and events, to the SEGW talk at BookWorks in Asheville, NC.  As you know, BookWorks hosted the First Annual Juried Exhibition for the SEGW.  The many fantastic entries were on display.  Allison Milham's work "uluhaimalma" won Best in Show for the exhibition.  Then, there was BookWorks itself.  An impressive space for a workshop with facilities to support everything from paper making, to letter press printing, to binding.  Laurie, the owner, has truly built a magnificient shop!  Finally, there was the presentation on the SEGW by Sonja.  The small intimate gathering of people that braved the winter weather warnings received excellent information on the history of the guild, the latest developments and future plans.  The ensuing discussions lasted well over an hour.  A great time was had by all.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Exciting opportunity to take a one-day workshop with internationally acclaimed artists Peter & Donna Thomas - NESTED ACCORDION POP-UP BOOK & THE SCROLLING CODEX.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Gorgas Library on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is open to the public.  Limited space is available so register early to ensure your spot in the class.

Please see the attached PDF flier for more details, including registration information.

Peter & Donna Thomas are book artists, papermakers, and letterpress printers who write, illustrate, and bind their own books. They are also authors of More Making Books by Hand and 1,000 Artists' Books. Based in Santa Cruz, California, they are currently traveling around the USA in their Gypsy Wagon (they think of it as a traveling artists' book) teaching classes, giving lectures, and selling books. Since 1976, Peter & Donna Thomas have worked collaboratively and individually, making paper, letterpress printing, and book binding, to create books. Their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the USA and abroad, and have been purchased for collections around the world.

Investigate the artist's book through innovative book structures that have been developed and explored in depth by the instructors. Participants will make two of the artist book structures described in the Thomas' book More Making Books By Hand published in 2004 by Quarry/Rockport Publishers. 

Please share this upcoming opportunity with your colleagues and students.


Sponsored by Painted Bunting Books
and The University of Alabama's MFA in the Book Arts Program.