May 15, 2013 at 10:32pm
Check out this cool ceramic cell phone holder one of my students made. It is a claw from a bird of prey. The phone fits in very securely and even has room for the charger. It didn’t photograph well against the orange, but the glaze is more dynamic in person.
I thought this was a really cool solution to the problem I gave them.
May 9, 2013 at 7:52pm
One of my students made an awesome first artist’s book. I was pretty impressed with how quickly she made the new art form her own.
April 13, 2013 at 5:01pm
Had a fun art workshop with teenagers today. We made some accordion books.
January 16, 2013 at 4:18pm
Making Book Cloth
I’m working on the first book in my series of artist books. The series is based on Ray Bradbury’s collection of short stories The Illustrated Man. This book is going to be a flag book based on “The Long Rain”, which tells the story of astronauts who have crashed landed on the watery grave that is Venus.
I’m working on a 200 gsm watercolor paper with acrylic inks. The back of the paper is coated with black acrylic ink. The flags are uncoated watercolor paper and attached using PVA.
I still am unsure of what I want to do for the covers, but I have some gray bookcloth that I will likely use.
A really great tutorial on how to make your own book cloth. I don’t have a supply store close to home where I can purchase book cloth, so this tutorial saves me quite a bit of time and money.
January 6, 2013 at 7:22pm
Starting a woodcut for printing a carousel book. I’m going to use a reduction technique to get a multicolor print.
The imagery is based on Ray Bradbury’s short story Kaleidoscope from Illustrated Man. I want to contrast the beauty of the setting with the numbing reality of the plot.
Currently I’m planning for a 5 book edition. I’ve got three more blocks to cut and print first. Updates will follow…
December 28, 2012 at 7:56am
I made a book and case for my sister for Christmas. The book is a “pants” book with a sown signature inside.