Monday, September 19, 2011

Open Drawer

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that some of my artist books are in the window at Open Drawer in Hartwell including one of my newest, my knit book. I'm also booked to do a kid's class 5 October.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Show entry, Silver, Korea and Tassie

I am just about packed and am sitting watching the Davis Cup, having a lazy Sunday before I head off to Korea tomorrow, well Sydney tomorrow, Korea on Tuesday. I have been invited to speak at a Cheongju Craft Biennial symposium and again in Seoul at the EWHA women's University.
My second Oriental binding for the Melbourne show, finished just before I had to deliver to the showgrounds. I have finished work on the latest IAPMA Bulletin that will be the catalogue for the silver exhibition. I will get the proofs when I return home, the invitations have already been printed and will available soon. We have 62 wall hung pieces, 32 3D for plinths and 12 that be free hanging and there's a fabulous variety of pieces.

Once I get home I'll be concentrating on the exhibition and on the three day workshop I'm running in Tasmania at the Moonah Arts Centre from the 19th to 21 November, for more information contact
The workshop is Exploring the Sculptural Book.
Learn several techniques for decorating papers and then combine them in several sculptural books. The book forms covered include piano hinge, a two needle Coptic binding with and without covers and an exploration of the concertina including a flag book and variations of pages sewn or glued into a concertina.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Melbourne Show entry

I was reminded on Saturday that it has been some time since I posted. I haven't been able to find much time for creativity lately, well that's not quite true I have been putting the IAPMA Bulletin together but that's onscreen and once I'd decided on the format not very creative just the slog of putting 60 pages together.

As if I didn't have enough on my plate at the moment, ages ago I put an entry in to the Melbourne Show, I always enter the oriental section by just listing oriental books and of course make them at the last minute. I need to deliver tomorrow and am trying to finish the editing of the IAPMA Bulletin before I go to Korea on Monday and in between I'm making a couple of books. I have finished one and this year decided to make a palm leaf book. I was able to use some lovely Korean Hanji that was sent to me last year. The other book will be a stab binding again with Korean Hanji, I have prepared the pages and cover but have yet to put the book together.
I usually submit a concertina and a stab binding of some type but this year decided to try something different, hence the palm leaf.
I am going to Korea at the invitation of the Cheongju Craft Museum to speak at a symposium on print and paper that coincides with a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of IAPMA and ten years since the museum got UNESCO registration for the Jikji, the world's oldest metal moveable type, predating Gutenberg by nearly 80 years. I plan to take along some of my journals and some paper brooches, two of which are pictured here.
Air dried textured paper on card with acrylic paint
Handmade paper cast into carved plaster and coated with a graphite and shellac mix.

Pods, just here for fun and because I like the photo. They are made from dyed gingerly and other natural plant fibre papers cast over rice balls.

I thought I'd discovered a quicker way of getting photos into the blog by sending them from iphoto to Facebook then downloading them from there rather than mucking around in Photoshop but it only half worked, firstly I couldn't find them then only half of them worked.